- may his memory be for a blessing (often abbreviated 'z"l')
- "My grandfather, zikhrono levrakha, said tehillim every day."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- זכרונו לברכה Heb. zichrono livracha, Yid. zikhroyne livrokhe
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Plural (masculine or mixed masculine and feminine): zichronam livracha. See also zichrona livracha. Sometimes said in English calque translation: May his memory be for a blessing. Yiddish: zikhroyne livrokhe.
Who Uses This
zikhrono livrakha, zichrono l'vracha
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