Yiddish Vocabulary - Modern Jewish History - Dr. Rosenthal

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Shtreiml
fur hat worn by many married Jewish men
Shtibl
small house of prayer where Jews congregate
Kloyz
little house of study
Shaytl
a wig
Shtetl
a small Jewish town or village in eastern Europe
Kapote
Long black robe made of silk or satin
Tikhl
Handkerchief/head scarf
Admor
Adoneinu, Moreinu, Rabbeinu - a Jewish spiritual leader
Tzadik
holy men who can, for example, perform miracles
Rebbe
a rabbi, especially a religious leader of the Hasidic sect
Klezmer
genre of music played in traditional eastern European Jewish communities
Hasid
Devout religious
Devekut
principle that Hasidim are hoping to achieve
- hoping to be adhered/stuck to God
Shukling
movement during prayer
Kavanah
intent
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