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after

after  n.— «As the soldier advances in pazam (acronym for perek zman, or “amount of time served”), he will without a doubt experience more and more chuparim, or “goodies.” These can take the form of an after (from...

shvizut

shvizut  n.— «The Jewish soldier has had to invent a colorful language to express such extreme emotional states as shvizut (state of being depressed, dispirited, and fed up with everything; literally: “broken penis”) and zula...

shrimp

shrimp  v.— «Even the quieter monied Jews of Wall Street look like homeless next to Bush’s pals in the oil bidness—pals who would just as soon see Israel go away so they could more comfortably shrimp the toes of the Arabs.» —by...

cheekia

cheekia  n.— «Czechoslovakia, under the nascent communist regime in 1948, trained Jews and others to fight for Israeli independence in the hope that Israel would become a communist state. As that effort backfired, Czechoslo-vakia tried to...

haltura

haltura n. secondary work about which one is not serious or to which one is not fully committed; hackwork, moonlighting, freelancing. Also attrib. Editorial Note: In Hebrew, חלטורה. In Russian...

haltura

haltura  n.— «He is treating the Foreign Ministry portfolio as a haltura, (a side job), which has left the Foreign Ministry and all its accumulated expertise in a shambles.» —“Wanted: A foreign minister” by Yosef...