im yirtzeh hashem

Alternative Spellings

im yirtze hashem, immertsashem, im yirtse Hashem, mertsishem, mirtsishem, mirtseshem


  • if God wills it, God willing (used when making plans for or describing the future)

Example Sentences

  • "Im yirtzeh Hashem I'll be in grad school next year." Used as a wish: "Im yirtze Hashem by you..."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish


Heb אם ירצה השם im yirtsé hashém, lit. 'if God wills it; God-willing', Yiddish אם־ירצה־השם im yirtse hashém/mírtshem/mírtseshem/mértseshem

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


North America


The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).


Sometimes abbreviated אי''ה. See also b'ezrat hashem.

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