(sentence) "Be strong and be blessed," usually said to someone who participated in a religious service in some way (for example, has an aliyah, makes a donation, opens the ark, etc.).
Yosef just finished his aliyah, make sure you tell him "Hazak u'Baruch."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Sephardim: Jews with Sephardi or Mizrahi heritage
- Syrian: Jews with recent ancestry in Syria
- Persian: Jews with recent ancestry in Iran
- 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).
Who Uses This
chazak uvaruch, hazak u'baruh, chazak ubaruch, hazak u'baruch
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