bracha (BRUH-khuh) listen
bracha (bruh-KHAH) listen


  • n. (literally and figuratively) A blessing.

Example Sentences

  • "My son is three and already knows many of the brachos for foods!"

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Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Heb ברכה brakhá, Yiddish ברכה brókhe

    • Who Uses This

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


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


      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      broche, brachah, brakha, brocha, brucha, brukha, brukhe, brokhe, bracho, brocho, brukhas, beracha, berakha


  • plural: 'brachot', 'brachos', 'brochos', and 'brokhes'

    Also used in the phrase mazel and brocha - which indicates the satisfied sealing of a deal, especially in the diamond business.

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