farbrengen

Alternative Spellings

farbrengn

Definitions

  • Noun: a gathering or celebration that includes a spiritual or religious component.
  • Verb: to hold such a gathering or celebration.

Example Sentences

  • "R' Yossi Paltiel to Farbreng for Gimmel Tammuz" (http://www.monseychabad.com/2012/06/r-yossi-paltiel-to-farbreng-for-gimmel.html)
  • "The Lubavitcher rebbe always gave a dvar torah at his farbrengen."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

פֿאַרברענגען farbrengen 'to spend (time)', used as a noun, 'hanging out'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

Notes

This is the Chabad-Lubavitch equivalent of what other Hasidic groups call a טיש tish.

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