mayim ahronim, mayim acharonim, mayim aharonim, mayim akhronim
- ritual hand-washing before saying the prayer after a meal
- Pass around the Mayim Achronim Vasser (small laver and dish) before bentching (blessing after the meal).
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Heb. מים אחרונים máyim akharoním 'after (meal) water', Yiddish/Ashkenazi pronuciation màyim-akhróynim
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
máyim akharoním (Sephardi or Israeli pronunciation) or máyim akhró(y)nim (Ashkenazi or Yiddish)
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