borei nefashos

Pronunciations

borei nefashos (BOH-rey ne-FAH-shos) listen
borei nefashot (boh-REY neh-fah-SHOT) listen

Definitions

  • n. 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
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • בורא נפשות borei nefashot 'the Creator of souls'; Yiddish בורא־נפֿשות borey nefoshes. 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

      Regions

      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      borey nefoshos, borei nefoshos, borey nefashos, borei nefashot, borey nefashot

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