brings down (what Rashi does)
hold (maintain the opinion)
hover (pre-Back to the Future)
sorcerer (pre-Harry Potter)
From Loren Ecker
From Jonathan Rubin
This word was used quite frequently throughout many of my YU 'bible' classes
From Mike Edinger,
Exilarch (Raish Galusa)
From Gavriel Bellino,
I'm sitting in the Mendel Gottesman Library here at
YU, taking a small break from Torah. Your English
Words/Yeshiva Education/yadayada is just about the
funniest thing I've seen. Good work.
I'm was rather disappointed that "firmament" was added
as late as it was. A mere after-thought?
From Josh Berliner,
"Gird Thy Loins"
From Yoni Markowitz ,
15.Ass (as in Ewes and Ass)
3.Hermaphrodite and Androgynous
From Batsheva Halberstam,
From Harlan Krinsky,
You guys forgot the alltime classic
Hoeing (as in hoeing the field) I hope i spelled it right
From Jonathan Levy,
Paschal (Korban Pesach)
From Danny Farkas
Well in my yeshiva, I learned that the following words were actually considered English:
Oylum (as in "the Oylum")
Shaygetz and Shikztah
And many more I'm too embarrassed to admit I know....
The whole "juxed" family
From Matthew Rutta
Tanning (not as in darkening of the skin, well not in the human sense,
Blech (those heating things for Shabbos)
Lashes (whipping people)
Words that end in The Yemenite pronounciation of "Taf" ("Th") (ie: Beth,
Ramath, Shabbath, etc...)
From Yonaton Jacobs
Here's a few more:
but what's winnowing? I must have been absent that day.
From Maureen Ash
what about tabernacle?
another one from my 17 year old.
how's that one.
From Rishe in Australia
prostrate. (prostate. mmm.)
conjugal - when we were reading a kesuba in a class about marriage, i think the question came about approximately sixteen times....
will look at my tanach and get back to you. but 2 more days left of "yeshiva high school educaiton" means - not many more! Yay!
From Noah Hartman
8. (evil) inclination
From Ephraim Shapiro
Thrashing (goes with winnowing)
Lots (as in lottery draw lots)
Warp and Whoof
From Mike Edinger
From Shoshana Parker
From David Farkas
2) Viceroy ( as in Yosef was, over Egypt)
3) relations, in the less commonly used sense
4) uproot. The only people who use this word are people trying to translate the word " miaker".
5) Boor. Nobody uses this word either, but its the logical transalation for the hebrew "bor".
From Robert Tolchin
Well, not really. Not having had a yeshiva education, I know all these
words. Sorry to disappoint you.
From Ira Treuhaft
1. Frankensense (however you spell it)
From Sam Garfield
gored, as in an ox gored a cow
golem ??? might be an english word by now
shard as in a shard of pottery