• adv. Roughly, approximately.

Example Sentences

  • “There are be'erech 1,000 seforim in the Beis Medrash.” (Weiser)

  • "Be’erech a yoivel and a half ago, the meyasdim shtelled avek on this makom a naiya malchus with the kavana that no one should have bailus over their chaver, and on this yesoid that everyone has the zelba zchusim." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH בערך > Y בערך beerekh

    • 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).
      • Frumspeak: The First Dictionary of Yeshivish, by Chaim Weiser (Northvale, 1995).

      Alternative Spellings

      beerekh, beerech, be'erekh

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