gam zeh ya'avor


gam zeh ya'avor (gahm zeh yah-ah-VOR) listen


  • sent. You will get through this; this too shall pass.

Example Sentences

  • "Lieb says he was inspired by a story of King Solomon who was given a ring with the inscription 'Gam zeh ya’avor' – 'This too shall pass', bringing him to the realisation that his wealth and power were fleeting. (Bnei Binyomin on Avos; Chapter 1, Mishnah 7.)" (source)

  • "In this case, it is an inyan of a complete break with reality, coupled with apparent paranoia. I am convinced that she has begun to believe her own fiction, especially the part where she believe she has done 'endless chessed for those who spit in the face of chessed.' Gam zeh ya’avor. Obviously Hashem feels I need this particular nisayon right now. Let it be a kaparah." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Modern Hebrew


  • גַּם זֶה יַעֲבֹר‏ gam ze ya'avor 'this too shall pass'; originates in Jewish folklore in which either King Solomon delivered or received the adage

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements


      • North America


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      gam ze ya'avor, gam ze yaavor, gam zeh yaavor, gam zeh yavor, gam ze yavor

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