I have found this word a few times in the Satmar Rebbe's Divrei Yoel (such as here, for example, in Parshat Metzora'). I am assuming that it is an acronym, rather than a transliterated Yiddish word, but I cannot work out its meaning. The passage to which I have linked commences as follows:

והבוכ"ע יעזור שנזכה לטהרת הלב ולקבל עול מלכות שמים

May the [??] enable us to achieve purity of heart, that we may accept the yoke of the kingdom of heaven.

Can anybody help?

  • https://www.google.com/search?q="בורא+כל+העולמים" @fred seems others have used it too
    – Double AA
    Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 5:55
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    @DoubleAA Seems to fit: google.com/…
    – Fred
    Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 5:57
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    @Yishai -- you sure about that tag? .....this isn't a question about Satmar, just about an acronym.....
    – MTL
    Commented Sep 16, 2014 at 14:45
  • @Shokhet, Given that the questioner is well read, the question in and of itself suggests that it is not commonly used, and given that a question about a raw acronym without any connection to Judaism would be closed, I'm pretty comfortable with the tag, but if someone wants to roll it back, I'm OK with that.
    – Yishai
    Commented Sep 16, 2014 at 17:34

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הבוכ"ע is an acronym for הבורא כל עולמים, meaning "the Creator of all worlds." To verify this, note the correlation of the acronym and the expression in this Google search.

  • Hm....
    – MTL
    Commented Sep 16, 2014 at 14:48

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