Balebos - Boss
Blintz - A Crepé
Bris - Circumcision; Catered by Pumpernick's.
Bubbie - Grandmother
Bupkis - Nada, nothing or as your friend would say, “He's not worth Bupkis”
Challah - Braided egg bread, “Pumpernick's French Toast”
Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls - Pumpernick's penicillin. This is the real Rx to cure what ails you. Like Bubbie said “It might not help, but it couldn't hoit”!
Chutzpah - “A lotta noive” It takes lots of chutzpa to think you can finish a sandwich @ Pumpernick's
Fleishig - Meat product.
Forshpies - (Also Nosh), An Appetizer
Fresser - A BiG Eater. One who never takes a doggy-bag home from Pumpernick's.
Gefilte Fish - It's a fish and it used to swim. That's about all we know. Served as Forshpies on Holidays.
Gelt - Money; Chanukah money
Gribenes - Bits of well Fried Chicken skin. Jewish bacon. A Delicacy to the old timers, and you know who you are.
Horseradish - Jewish Salsa. Great with that other fish (Gefilte)
Kasha and Varnishkes - Buckwheat with Bow Tie Pasta (Needs Gravy on the side)
Kibitz - Joking around.
Klutz - Clumsy person.
Kishke - Stuffed Derma, Kinda like stuffing.
Knish - Pastry dough stuffed with different goodies. Potato is my favorite.
Kreplach - – Jewish Won Ton with Beef.
Kugel - Noodle pudding with lots of things. Sweet is the Best.
Kvell - Expressing pleasure; over Pumpernick's food.
Kvetch - Whine, and we all know that Pumpernick's is no kvetching zone.
Latke - A Potato Pancake, served with Sour Cream & Apple Sauce. Also can be used as a compliment to a good looking lady. “She is a good lukin latke”
Lox - Used to be a Sunday Brunch Special. Not anymore...Served daily with Bagels & Cream Cheese (Nova Scotia Lox is less salty than Regular Lox).
Macher - A BiG shot... You are always a Macher at Pumpernick's
Machatunim - Your children's In-Laws.
Mandel Bread - Jewish Biscotti
Maven - An expert. Everyone at Pumpernick's is a maven.
Mensch - A good person.
Meshpuchah - Family.
Meshuganneh - Crazy. If you don't like the food at Pumpernick's you are a Meshuganneh.
Naches - Feeling of pride (from our grandchildren, of course)
Nebish - A Nerd. Even the nebish find their way to Pumpernick's.
Nosh - A little bit to eat. No calories, cause its just a nosh.
Nu? - “Wattsup”?
Oy - Oy
Pate - Chopped Liver at a fancy party.
Prake - Stuffed cabbage in a Sweet 'n Sour Tomato Sauce.
Punim - Face. A happy punim is always welcomed to Pumpernick's.
Rugallahs - Hand Made Mini Strudels. Ours are delish.
Schlemiel - A clumsy person
Schlimazel - An unlucky person
Schmear - A spread on a bagel.
Schmooze - Talk, talk, talk about the other place.
Schnorrer - Someone who takes advantage of you. A Beggar
Shlep - To carry or to drag, even yourself “ Let's shlep to Pumpernick's”
Tochis - Rear end, (butt)
Tsuris - Trouble
Zaftig - Pleasantly plump.
Zaidy - Grandfather