olam habah

Alternative Spellings

oylem habe, olam haba, olam ha'ba


  • "The world to come"; the messianic age; Heaven

Example Sentences

  • "Many people wonder how olam habah will be different from this one."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


Heb העולם הבא haolám habá, Yiddish עולם־הבא oylem-hábe 'the world to come'

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education


North America


Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).


The English calque translation, The World to Come, is also used.

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