besorot tovot

Alternative Spellings

besorous tovas, besoros tovos, b'sorot tovot, b'soros tovos, besores toves, besoyres toyves, besoyres toves, psures-toyves, besures toves, besuros tovos, psures toyves, psurestoyves

Definitions

  • good tidings, good news

Example Sentences

  • "May we be zocheh to hear b’soros tovos b’korov!" [May we merit to hear good news soon]. (https://www.localjewishnews.com/2018/07/16/tehillim-request-18/)
  • "B'sorot tovot ~ May we hear only good news" (https://bokertov.typepad.com/btb/2006/12/bsorot_tovot_ma.html).
  • "Besoros tovos translates as “good news,” but in our community, within the confines of a mikvah, it refers to a specific kind of good news: a pregnancy" (https://thelayersprojectmagazine.com/taking-the-plunge/).
  • "we should hear only besorot tovot from each other" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bereavement_in_Judaism)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Hebrew בשורות טובות besorot tovot, Yiddish בשׂורות־טובות psures-toyves

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Dictionaries

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