shlach mones, shalekh mones, mishloach manos, mishloah manot, shalach monos, shalach manos, mishloach manot
- 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, Yiddish
Heb משלוח מנות mishlóakh manót, Yiddish שלח־מנות sh(a)lakhmónes
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
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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