Mi Shebeirach

Pronunciations

mi shebeirach (mee sheh-BAY-rach)

Definitions

  • n. The prayer for healing said during a Torah service; [lit. "He who blesses"].

Example Sentences

  • "I can't believe she is so ill. Can we say Mi Sheibeirach for her?" (a congregant to the rabbinic student after learning that our cantorial soloist for the high holidays had become quite ill in the Days of Awe and would not be with us for Yom Kippur)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • מי שברך

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

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

      Alternative Spellings

      Mi Sheberach, Mi Sheibeirach

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