shomu shamaim, shomu shamayim
- woe is me!
- heaven forbid!
- If the allegations are true then shomu shamayim, but again let daas Torah decide what should be done. (http://www.vosizneias.com/46949/2010/01/14/israel-supreme-court-refuses-extradition-of-mondrowitz-to-u-s/)
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Modern Hebrew
שומו שמים (also spelled שומו שמיים)
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
Found in the Bible (e.g., Jeremiah 2:12, where it is translated in JPS Tanakh as "Be astonished, O ye heavens")
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