pan

Definitions

  • petition for a blessing from a Chasidic rebbe

Example Sentences

  • "I went to the rebbe's ohel and wrote a pan."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • פּ"ן pan (acronym of פדיון נפש pidyon nefesh 'redemption of the soul')
    • Who Uses This

      • Chabad: Jews affiliated with the Chabad Lubavitch movement

      Regions

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

      Dictionaries

      • None

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