Moadim lesimcha

Pronunciations

moadim lesimcha (moh-ah-DEEM leh-seem-CHAH) listen

Definitions

  • interj. Happy holiday! Greeting used on Pesach and Sukkot.

Example Sentences

  • A: Moadim lesimha!

    B: Hagim uzmanim lesason!

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Ladino

Etymology

  • מועדים לשמחה (lit. 'times of joy')

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
      • Sephardim: Jews with Sephardi or Mizrahi heritage

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      Mo'adim l'simcha, Moadim lesimha, Moadim l'simcha, Moadim l'simha

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