tzom kal

Alternative Spellings

tsom kal


  • "have an easy fast"; used as a greeting on Jewish fast days, especially Yom Kippur

Example Sentences

  • Speaker 1: G'mar Tov! Have an easy fast. Speaker 2: You too. Tsom Kal.

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


צום קל 'a light/easy fast'

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education



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