sheva brachot

Alternative Spellings

sheva brachos / brochos


  • 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


שבע ברכות 'lit. seven blessings'

Who Uses This

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


North America


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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