bruchim haba'im

Alternative Spellings

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

Definitions

  • 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

Dictionaries

None

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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