interj., n. "Get well soon." Lit. "full recovery."
"I heard Abby was sick--tell her I say 'refuah sheleimah.'"
"We wish Rabbi Goldberg a refuah shleimah."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- Great Britain
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
refiye shleyme, refuah sh'leimah, refua sheleimah, refua sheleima, refue shleyme, refuah shleimah
See also hachlama mehira.
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