Tuesday, September 23, 2014


take your pick
• Shanah Tovah (pronounced [ʃaˈna toˈva]) is the traditional greeting on Rosh Hashanah which in Hebrew means "A Good Year" (Hebrew: שנה טובה).[23]
• L'shanah tova tikatevu meaning "May you be inscribed for a good year" is also traditional.[24]
• Ketiva VeChatima Tovah which translates as "A good inscription and sealing [in the Book of Life]" (Hebrew: כתיבה וחתימה טובה).[23]
• The formal Sephardic greeting is Tizku Leshanim Rabbot ("may you merit many years"), to which the answer is Ne'imot VeTovot ("pleasant and good ones"). Less formally, people wish each other "many years" in the local language.
• Shana Tova Umetukah is Hebrew for "A Good and Sweet Year" (Hebrew: שנה טובה ומתוקה).[23][24]
• L'shanah tova tikatevu v'tichatemu meaning "May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year".[24][25]
• G’mar chatima tovah meaning "A good final sealing" (Hebrew: גמר חתימה).[23][24]
• On the first night of Rosh Hashanah after the evening prayer, it is the Ashkenazi and Hasidic custom to wish Le'Shana Tova Tikoseiv Veseichoseim (Le'Alter LeChaim Tovim U'Leshalom) which is Hebrew for "May you be inscribed and sealed for a Good Year (Immediately for a Good and Peaceful Life)".

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