ein breira

Alternative Spellings

ein breirah, ayn brayra

Definitions

  • "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

Dictionaries

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

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