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Unformatted text preview: gefilte fish (guh fill tuh) cakes or balls of seasoned fish. gematriya (gem ot ree ya) a sort of arithmetical amusement to disclose the hidden meaning of biblical or other text by determining the numerical equivalents of the Hebrew letters in a Hebrew word. gentile a non-Jew. goy a Jewish colloquial term for a non-Jew. goyishkeit ( goy ish kite) a Jewish colloquial word referring to the culture of a non-Jew. Haganah (Hah gah nah ) a military organization of Israel. Hasid a Hasidic Jew. Hasidic Jews (Hah see dick) descendants of Jews who founded the Jewish sect of Hasidism ( Hah see dism) in eighteenth-century Europe. Hasidism suggests that it is possible to reach a close relationship with God through song and joy rather than only through more formal...
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