Inverse Charisma, Crown Shyness, and Foodprint am learning about five terms per day in 2021 from what I read and podcasts I listen to. Of those, not all are interesting, or potentially useful to try to retain in my vocabulary since I can’t remember all the terms I learn. However, every now and then, I find upon terms that I deem to be both, interesting and useful, to me, and will write more about them to share with readers, as well as help retain them in my memory since writing about things helps me retain things better. I will also include the sources from where I learned of these terms, which I always catalogue as tweets on my DigitalCitizen Twitter account that you can follow if you like learning about new terms on an almost daily basis. Today’s terms for sharing include inverse charisma, crown shyness, and foodprint, each with definitions.

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Definition: Haskalah, Pogroms, Hasidic Judaism

More about Judaism from my learning of art history…



The Jewish Enlightenment, was an intellectual movement among the Jews of Central and Eastern Europe, with certain influence on those in Western Europe and the Muslim world



A Russian word that means to violently destroy, used to describe the riots in Eastern Europe in the 19th and early 20th centuries that resulted in the rape and murder of Jews and the theft and destruction of their property


Hasidic Judaism

A Jewish religious group arising as a spiritual revival movement in Western Ukraine in the 18th century, and spread rapidly throughout Eastern Europe


Definition: Ashkenazim, Sephardim, Blood Libel, Dhimmi, Kashrut

My ongoing education about Judaism, and history of the Jewish Diaspora as part of my world art history education on Khan Academy.



Jews who can trace their ancestry back to Central and Eastern European areas



Jews who can trace their ancestry back to Central and Eastern European areas


Blood libel

A centuries-old false allegation that Jews murder Christians – especially Christian children – to use their blood for ritual purposes



“People of the book”, what Jews were known as in Muslim areas in the Middle Ages



Jewish dietary laws


Definition: Prostyle, Forecourt, Tower Tomb, Loculus, Distaff, Closing Stone

Palmyra and tombs today…


Tower tomb

Towers used as kinship grouping tombs in Palmyra, often occupying high ground


Loculus (plural loculi)

An architectural compartment or niche that houses a body in a place of entombment, but in botany, each of a number of small separate cavities, especially in an ovary



A stick or spindle onto which wool or flax is wound for spinning