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es shtayt geshribn

Alternative Spellings

shtait geshriben, es shteyt geshribn


  • "It is written."

Example Sentences

  • "'Where,' asked these Jews of yore, 'shteyt geshribn', is it written, that..." (

Languages of Origin



עס שטײט געשריבן es shteyt geshribn 'it is written, lit. it stands written'

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


North America




The same can also be expressed without "geshribn". A related expression is "vu shteyt (geshribn)...?" to ask, sometimes sarcastically, which Jewish textual sources provide justification for whatever is being discussed. "Vu shtait that a Chossid jogging must wear a hat and jacket?" (

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