High Holiday Greetings for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur


Have you ever wondered what is the appropriate greeting during the High Holidays? Has anyone greeted you with an expression that you don’t understand? Below is a list of common greetings. If you know of any more, please feel free to leave a comment.

Common Greetings:

Hebrew  

  • L’shanah tovah tikatev v’taihatem- May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.
  • Shana tova – A good year.
  • L’Shanah tovah tikkathevu- May you be written down (in the Book of Life) for a good year.
  • Shana tova u’metukah-A good and sweet year.
  • Ketiva ve-chatima tovah -May you be written and sealed for a good year.

Sephardic

  • Tizku leshanim rabbot -May you merit many years. You can answer Ne’imot ve-tovot-pleasant and good ones.

Yiddish

  • Gut yor – Good Year.

Yom Kippur

G’mar chatima tova- May you be inscribed for goodness.

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