shalech manes

Alternative Spellings

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

Definitions

  • 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

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).

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