be well



  • interj. A closing to a letter or conversation meaning 'take care; be healthy'.

Example Sentences

  • "I hope that this clarifies the technicalities of this out of the ordinary Shabbos. May Yom Kippur be meaningful for you and your family. Be Well, Rabbi Litt" (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English
  • Yiddish


  • English calque of Yiddish זײַ געזונט zay gezunt (for a single addressee or informally) or זײַט געזונט zayt gezunt (for multiple addressees, or formally with a single addressee)

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)


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


      • None

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