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