A Good and Sweet Year שנה טובה ומתוקה

Warmest best wishes to all Jewish people observing the Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Here is the new Iranian president’s tweet wishing Jews a Shanah Tovah. It is accompanied by a picture of an Iranian Jew praying at Yusef Abad synagogue in Tehran.

הללויה Halleluya الحمدلله Al-hamdulillah

The Hebrew word הללויה, pronounced Hallelujah or Halleluya, and the Arabic word الحمدلله‎, pronounced Al-hamdulillah, are similar joyful words of praise to God. The former is used by Christians and Jews, the later is used by Arabic-speakers of all Abrahamic faiths. Listen to these two beautiful clips:

Christian usage of Halleluya, in English:

Al-hamdulillah, in Arabic: