n. Gifts for friends, traditionally given on Purim. Typically, a basket with food requiring two separate brachas in it.
"Wish your friends a Happy Purim with our Purim shalach Manos!"
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb משלוח מנות mishlóakh manót, Yiddish שלח־מנות sh(a)lakhmónes
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
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- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
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