shalech manes

Pronunciations

shalech manos (SHA-lech MAH-nos) listen

Definitions

  • n. Gifts for friends, traditionally given on Purim. Typically, a basket with food requiring two separate brachas in it.

Example Sentences

  • "Wish your friends a Happy Purim with our Purim shalach Manos!"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • 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

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      shlach mones, shalekh mones, mishloach manos, mishloah manot, shalach monos, shalach manos, mishloach manot

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