Phrases in Hebrew with the word hand

In the Hebrew language, you can find many phrases and expressions with the word hand. Yad is the word for hand as spelled and pronounced in Hebrew.

Today we will learn some of the most common expressions in Hebrew with the word hand. Enjoy!

Im Yad Al Halev

The first phrase is “With a hand on the heart”- Im Yad Al Halev and in Hebrew:עם יד על הלב , meaning sincerely or honesty.

The second phrase is “Put his hands in a plate” – Taman Yado B’Tzalachat and in Hebrew: טמן ידו בצלחת. This phrase comes from the Book of Proverbs (19:24) meaning a lazy man that doesn’t do anything.

The third phrase is: “Golden hands” – Yaday Zahav and in Hebrew: ידי זהב,which means talented person.

More common expressions:

“Full hands” – Yadaim Mele’ot -ידיים מלאות . We say this phrase when a mother comes back home with her new baby.

“Washing hands”- Netilat Yadayim –נטילת ידיים . This is a ritual washing in Judaism.

” His hand against everyone and everyone’s hand against him” – Yado Bakol Vyad Kol Bo – ידו בכל ויד כל בו. This origin of this phrase is from the Book of Genesis (16:12) which according to our Sages means a thief that no one likes.


“Hand in Hand “- Yad B’yad – יד ביד , meaning together.

” To take oneself into one’s own hands” – Lakah Et Atzmo B’Yadaim-

He decided to improve himself , meaning  לקח את עצמו בידיים

“And his hand is still going strong”- V’eayad Od Netuya-וידו עוד נטויה , which means he didn’t give up .

Do you know other phrases with the word hand?

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2 Responses to Phrases in Hebrew with the word hand

  1. Mariame says:

    My feinrd, it seems to me that you might be forgetting to think about the conditions in which an activist decides to speak out during an important speech by an Israeli president. I don’t see any argument for considering this a trespass on the president’s right to free speech, as you seem to imply. On the contrary, his point of view is incessantly broadcast loud and clear by the media here, and if anything drowns out others’ right to speak and address the same public. It is hardly democratic to give all our airtime to a narrow spectrum of vision. Moreover, the president seems so fully saturated in his own worldview that it might be useful for him (and for those watching, such as ourselves) to know that there are informed, principled, yet dissenting opinions among communities that identify, as he does, as Jewish. Does he have the exclusive right, as he seems to presume, of declaring what is legitimate for Jews to think ( the greatest success of our detractors is when Jews believe )?To reiterate, when we decide how to interpret the protesters’ interruptions, we should consider the massive structures of force organized to amplify the president’s ideology and suppress any dissenting views. This is not a case of two equal people, where one interrupts and suppresses the other’s speech.

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