tefillat haderech


tefillat haderech (tfee-LAT ha-DEH-rech) listen


  • n. The prayer for a safe journey.

Example Sentences

  • "We should say tefillas haderech before we get on the highway."

    Listen to recordings of this sentence: ( Recording 1)
  • "Are we out of Chicago? Then it's time to say Tefilat ha-Derech." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • תפילת הדרך

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


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

      Alternative Spellings

      t'fillat haderekh, tfillat haderech, tfilat haderech, tefilas haderech

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