b'sha'ah tovah

Alternative Spellings

b'sha'a tova, b'sha-ah tovah, beshaa tova

Definitions

  • Literally "at a good hour." All in good time. Good luck. Response to a pregnancy announcement--meaning may all go well.

Example Sentences

  • "My Urban Kvetch wishes her a refuah shlemah and a b'sha'ah tovah" (http://estherkustanowitz.typepad.com/page/105/)

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

בשעה טובה

Who Uses This

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

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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

Notes

Modern Hebrew version of Yiddish "in a guter sho" or "in a mazeldiker sho"

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