sheva brachot

Definitions

  • the seven blessings said after a jewish wedding and at a festive meal once a day for a week afterwards. the term can refer to the one week period after the wedding, the festive meal, or the blessings themselves.

Example Sentences

  • "We're flying out east for Adam & Kate's sheva brachos next weekend."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • שבע ברכות 'lit. seven blessings'
    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      sheva brachos / brochos

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