shana tova

Alternative Spellings

shanah tovah


  • happy new year, lit. 'good year'

Example Sentences

  • "Facebook message "I would like to wish a Shana Tova to all of my friends and family"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


שנה טובה

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements


North America


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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