- "Goodbye for now, see you again soon" (JPS) "see you later."
- "In Hebrew we don't like to say "goodbye," it sounds so final. Rather, we say, "lehitraot," or see you again." (my hebrew teacher)
Languages of Origin
להתראות 'to see (reflexive usage)'
Who Uses This
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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