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What does 'L'Shanah Tovah' mean?


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#1 Agatha

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Posted 03 October 2000 - 07:30 PM

Can somebody give me an English translation of this? I got the impression from an earlier thread that it is something to do with the New Year??? Thanks.

#2 Jonathan Rubin

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Posted 03 October 2000 - 08:47 PM

I means roughly "Happy New Year"

#3 Oliver Mundy

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Posted 04 October 2000 - 01:29 AM

More literally, ‘For, or to, a good year’. The full form of the traditional message (given somewhere in violamom's thread) is ‘L'shanah tovah tikateivu v'tikateinu’, meaning ‘may you and we be written down for a good year’.

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Posted 04 October 2000 - 06:41 PM

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Originally posted by Oliver Mundy:
More literally, ‘For, or to, a good year’. The full form of the traditional message (given somewhere in violamom's thread) is ‘L'shanah tovah tikateivu v'tikateinu’, meaning ‘may you and we be written down for a good year’.

corr.The last word is v'taichataimu. And the transalation is "may you (plural form) be written and sealed for a good year".





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