pushke

Pronounced: PUSH-kuh, Origin: Yiddish, tzedakah box, a container for collecting charitable donations.

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Key vocabulary for the Jewish Day of Atonement.

What is a Latke?

Pronounced either lot-key or lot-kuh, the origin of the word is Yiddish and means something along the lines of "little oily thing."

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From kibbitz/kibbutz to mitzvah/mikveh, we round up some easily confused Hebrew and Yiddish terms.