kesiva vechasima tova

Alternative Spellings

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Definitions

  • "A good writing and sealing (in the Book of Life)!" Formal Ashkenazi greeting on Rosh Hashanah.

Example Sentences

  • "Ksiva v'chasima tova to you all." (https://betweencarpools.com/the-one-most-important-thing-to-pray-for-this-rosh-hashana/)
  • "If I don't see you in shul, Debbie, ksive ve-chasime tohve, and we should only all be well" (Glinert).

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

כתיבה וחתימה טובה ketiva vechatima tova 'a good inscribing and sealing'

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)
Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

Notes

"Rosh Hashanah is the Day of Divine Judgement for behavior in the outgoing year, but with a stay of verdict until Yom Kippur ten days later, and so ketiva ve-chatima tova is said until Rosh Hashanah. From Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur a different greeting is used, gmar chatima tova," may it end with a good sealing (Glinert).

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