bruchim haba'im

Pronunciations

bruchim habaim (broo-CHEEM ha-ba-EEM) listen

Definitions

  • interj. Welcome! [lit. "blessed are those who come"]

Example Sentences

  • "B'ruchim Haba'im - Welcome to our congregation." Often used at the beginning of a religious-oriented gathering.

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • ברוכים הבאים

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Camp: Jews who attend or work at a Jewish overnight summer camp
      • Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      b'ruchim haba'im, bruchim haba'im, b'ruchim habaim

Notes

  • Used with multiple addressees. The phrase is also used in Yiddish (ברוכים־הבאָים brukhim-habóim), but stress on the final syllable (brukhím-habaím) is more indicative of Modern Hebrew influence.

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