Rabbi Q & A Question of the Month - September, 2011

Question: As a non-Jew I would like to extend best wishes to my Jewish friends and relatives using the correct terminology for the various holidays - Pesah, Rosh Hashanah, etc.

Answer:  For Pesah, Sukkot, and Shavuot, the greeting is Hag sameah or Good Yontif, which means, "a good or happy festival."

For Rosh Hashanah, either of the above greetings are appropriate, as well as shana tova or l'shanah tova tikateivu v'teihateimu, meaning "a good year" or "may you be written and sealed for a good year."

For Yom Kippur, g'mar hatima tova, "may you be written and sealed for good."

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