ein breira

Pronunciations

ein breira (eyn brey-RAH) listen

Definitions

  • (sentence) "There is no alternative." (Glinert)

Example Sentences

  • "When we feel pressured to either minimize the human toll from this tragedy because ein breira - there was no choice..." (rabbi to her congregation, June 2010)

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • אין ברירה 'there is no alternative/choice'

    • Who Uses This

      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain

      Dictionaries

      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      ein breirah, ayn brayra

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