|Usual responses and notes||לבריאות (livri’oot or labri’oot)|
|Response meaning in English||“To health!”|
|Sneezer reply and pronunciation||תודה (todah)|
|Reply meaning in English||“Thank you!”|
What do you say when someone sneezes in Hebrew?
The Torah Temima (Rabbi Baruch Epstein, 1860-1941) refers to Rashi’s comment on the Talmud that you say “asuta”, “May you be healed”, when someone sneezes.
What to say when someone sneezes instead of bless you?
“To your health.” or “Bless God.” or “It is true.” “Health!”, the equivalent of respectively “Gesundheit” as said in English, or if the person has sneezed three times, “(Three times) the weather will be nice tomorrow.” “Health!” “For health!”
Is Gesundheit illegal to say?
So the truth is that such a rule really did exist. In Iowa (and perhaps elsewhere in the United States and abroad), it was illegal to say Gesundheit in public or on the telephone – just as it was illegal to say. Or French, or Spanish.
What does 3 sneezes mean?
One sneeze means people are saying good things about you; two sneezes in a row means people are saying bad things about you; three sneezes in a row is a sign that someone is in love with you or you may fall in love soon. Four or more sneezes mean a calamity will come upon the person or their family.
What do you say when you sneeze in public?
After someone sneezes, saying “bless you” or “God bless you” is an instant reflex.