Mi Shebeirach

Alternative Spellings

Mi Sheberach, Mi Sheibeirach

Definitions

  • the prayer for healing said during a Torah service; [lit. "He who blesses"]

Example Sentences

  • "I can't believe she is so ill. Can we say Mi Sheibeirach for her?" (a congregant to the rabbinic student after learning that our cantorial soloist for the high holidays had become quite ill in the Days of Awe and would not be with us for Yom Kippur)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

מי שברך

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Glinert: The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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