shana tova

Alternative Spellings

shanah tovah

Definitions

  • happy new year, lit. 'good year'

Example Sentences

  • "Facebook message "I would like to wish a Shana Tova to all of my friends and family"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

שנה טובה

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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