I will be offline later this afternoon until late Saturday night for the Yom Kippur holiday.
And to you as well.
A guten k’vitel.
Its G’mar V’chatimah Tovah. But to u too sir!
You might be confusing that with ktivah v’chatimah tovah.
But I appreciate the wish.
Easy fast to all of you.
An Easy Fast.
A happy, healthy, and sweet New Year to all.
Israel to erect monument to Red Army defeat of Nazi Germany:
To Dave Goldman;
At least you could have translated your statement into english for your non-jewish readers.
Every advanced culture has a language with its own precise meaning.
It means “may you be sealed well” (in the Book of Life for the new year), and an “easy fast.”
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“Gmar” comes from the root word that means to finish. Although it’s not biblical, it appears quite a bit in the Talmud (Avot 2:16 Yevamot 12:6). Chatimah is also talmudic and can mean a signature or a sealing (Pessachim 104).”
gmar is biblical, not talmudic: hoshia hashem ki gamar chasid, l’keyl gomer alai, gamar omer ldar vador? (all from psalms).
Chatima is also biblical: vnachtom betabaat hamelech (book of esther) chatum btzror pishi (job)
a gmar tov!
Thanks for the wish and the drash.
Didn’t see this until today (Sunday 8:24 PM). To all – Shana Tov u’Metukah – For non-Hebrew speakers: May you have a good and sweet year.
Every year, somehow, I manage to get my succah up on time. It’s an open miracle, a nes, a testament to God’s enduring love.
I enjoy reading your column. Keep up the good work.
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