baruch dayan haemet


baruch dayan haemet (bah-RUUKH dah-YAHN hah-eh-MET) listen


  • interj. "'Blessed be the True Judge!' (said on news of a bereavement)" (Glinert).

Example Sentences

  • "'Listen, Izzie's sister passed away last night.' / 'What, really? Baruch dayan ha-emet!'" (Glinert)

  • "Baruch Dayan Ha’Emes: Devastating Update on Porush Family" (source)

  • "Traditionally, upon receiving the news of a loved one’s demise the following blessing is recited: Baruch Dayan Ha-Emes (Blessed are you, Lord, the true righteous judge)." (source)

  • "Boruch Dayan Ha'Emes. It is with great sadness that we inform of the passing of..., mother of..." (source)

  • "Is it inappropriate to say Baruch Dayan Haemes on a Ben Noach? What about someone who may have been an oved avoda zarah?" (source)

  • "When an an avel makes the brocha "Boruch Dayan HaEmes," the term is "HaEmes". However, I often hear people reply "Boruch Dayan Emes" when they hear news of a death. Is that a proper term or should their reply be "Boruch Dayan HaEmes" like the avel himself?" (source)

  • "When we say 'barukh dayan haemet,' we are not thanking God for death. Neither are they words of comfort." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • ברוך דיין האמת barukh dayan ha'emet 'blessed (be) the True Judge', taken from the Babylonian Talmud, Berakhot 54a

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

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  • Often abbreviated as BDE, B.D.E., or BD"E

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