sheva brachot

Alternative Spellings

sheva brachos / brochos

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).

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