Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Boker Or

I was struck this morning by the most ubiquitous expression. While dropping my kids off at school, I said, "Boker Tov" to someone walking by. This means "Good Morning" in Hebrew and is offered anytime that you see someone during the morning hours.

In response, he said, "Boker Or." "Boker Or" is the typical response when someone says "Boker Tov." It's general meaning is to wish someone a good morning. The direct translation, however is "Morning of Light." When saying "Boker Or" you are wishing someone a morning of light.

What a beautiful way to start the day.

What a lovely way to wish someone a good morning.

May you have a day of light today...a day of productivity...of beauty...of vibrancy.

Boker Or Indeed.


  1. Still morning here - boker or!

  2. Thanks for adding light to my day. I love this town!!!

  3. This is exactly what they say in arabic too: "Sabah al Noor". Morning of Light.