Quiz: Only 1 in 50 People Can Pass This Jewish Slang Test. Can You?

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Jewish family phrases. Words All Jewish Kids Grew Up Hearing. Yiddish words and phrases. Language you use around your Bubbe.

 Mar 01, 2018
1 of 18Pick one!
If something is kosher, what is it?
inedible food
very elegant
acceptable to Orthodox Jews
2 of 18Pick one!
Which of the following means a person with integrity or honor?
chutzpah
mensch
schmoe
3 of 18Pick one!
Who is your “bubbe”?
Grandfather
Sister
Grandmother
4 of 18Pick one!
Name the Jewish skullcap worn by men?
Kippah
Tallit
Kittel
5 of 18Pick one!
If you are “noshing”, what are you doing?
Talking
Eating
Drinking
6 of 18Pick one!
Who was Maimonides?
A teacher
A doctor
A philosopher
7 of 18Pick one!
Which of these holidays is not part of the Hebrew Scriptures?
Yom Kippur
Hanukkah
The Day of Atonement
8 of 18Pick one!
Which of these is NOT a pilgrimage festival in Judaism?
Shavout
Purim
Passover
9 of 18Pick one!
Who is a “Shiksa”?
Your rabi’s son
A famous person
A non-Jewish girl
10 of 18Pick one!
Uncle Jacob's ____ is a card trick.
schtick
shmutz
nosh
11 of 18Pick one!
When your bubbe gives a long “spiel” that means she has what?
She has a huge gift for you
She has a nice hairdo
She has given a detailed story, speech, or plot
12 of 18Pick one!
Your bubbe says you have a “shayna punim" meaning _______.
you have a beautiful face
you have a round belly
you have a sad attitude
13 of 18Pick one!
When something is silly or ridiculous it is______.
Schpilkes
Mishpucha
Fakakta
14 of 18Pick one!
You’ve got some “shmutz,” means what?
You are really smart
You have a dirt or stain
You have fruit
15 of 18Pick one!
“Oy Gevalt” should be used:
When one is stunned by something
When one is elated by something
When one is overwhelmed/ nervous
16 of 18Pick one!
Your mom was “verklempt” at your bat mitzvah, she was ______.
jealous
so happy, she had no words for her emotions
angry
17 of 18Pick one!
What do you call someone that does a lot of good deeds?
A bum bum
A shlep
A mensch
18 of 18Pick one!
What do you say to wish someone good luck?
“Mazel tov!”
“Tchatchke!”
“Oy vey!”
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