hachnasas orchim

Alternative Spellings

hakhnoses orkhim, hachnasat orchim


  • hospitality (lit. "bringing in guests")

Example Sentences

  • "We love to do hachnassas orchim, so we try to host people every week."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


הכנסת אורחים

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


North America


Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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