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Transliteration Hebrew Definition
Bar Mitzvah

בַּר מִצְוָה

A 13-year-old male who is responsible for performing Mitzvot.

Baruch Dayan Ha-Emet

בָּרוּךְ דַיָּן הָאֱמֶת

The blessing said upon receiving the news of the passing. Literally: Blessed Is the True Judge.

Bat Mitzvah

בַּת מִצְוָה

A 13-year-old female who is responsible for performing Mitzvot.



The raised platform where Tefillah is conducted.

Brit Bat

בְּרִית בַּת

Covenant ceremony for baby girls, marked by blessing the baby with a Hebrew name.

Brit Milah (Hebrew) or Bris (Yiddish)

בְּרִית מִילָה

Covenant ceremony for baby boys, marked by circumcision on the eighth day of life.

Bruchim HaBaim

ברוכים הבאים

Welcome. Literally: Blessed be your arrival

B’nai Mitzvah

בְּנֵי מִצְוָה

Plural of Bar Mitzvah, or Bar Mitzvah + Bat Mitzvah.

B’not Mitzvah

בְּנוֹת מִצְוָה

Plural of Bat Mitzvah.