n. "The world to come"; the messianic age; Heaven.
"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'
- 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).
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oylem habe, olam haba, olam ha'ba
The English calque translation, The World to Come, is also used.
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