baruch sheptarani


baruch sheptarani (bah-RUCH she-ptah-RAH-nee) listen


  • interj. "Good riddance!"

Example Sentences

  • "Has she gone? Boruch she-potrani!" (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • בָּרוּךְ שֶׁפְּטָרַנִי baruch shep'tarani 'blessed be He who has released me'

    • Who Uses This

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


      • North America


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

      Alternative Spellings

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  • "Baruch she-petarani is taken--with a wink and a sparkle--from the blessing traditionally uttered by a father in the synagogue as soon as his son has recited his Bar Mitzvah reading" (Glinert).

    For more on that blessing, see here.

    See also bar mitzvah.

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