Borei Nefashos

Alternative Spellings

Borey Nefashot, Borei Nefashot, Borey Nefashos, Borei Nefoshos, Borey Nefoshos


  • One of the blessings recited after eating food. Usually if a "Shehakol" blessing would be recited before eating.

Example Sentences

  • "The bracha achrona for rice is borei nefashos, even though it's a grain."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


Hebrew בוראי נפשות 'borei nefashot,' the Creator of souls; Yiddish בוראי־נפֿשות 'borey nefoshos.' From the first two words of the paragraph.

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp



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