gam zu l'toyve


gam zeh l'tovah (gahm ZEH le-toh-VAH) listen
gam zu l'toyve (gahm ZOO le-TOY-veh)


  • interj. "This too is for the best."

Example Sentences

  • "Uh oh--we got a parking ticket. Gam zu l'toyve."

Languages of Origin

  • Aramaic
  • Yiddish


  • גם זו לטובה

    • Who Uses This

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


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


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      gam zu l'tovah, gam zeh l'tovah, gam zeh ltovah, gam zu ltovah, gam zu ltoyve


  • Made popular by Nachum Ish Gamzu, a tanna (Jewish sage).

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