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Post  Thu, Oct 10 2019, 9:31 am
Gut Yontiff is Yiddish; Chag Sameach is Hebrew. The meaning is the same and they are equally appropriate greetings on YK.
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Post  Thu, Oct 10 2019, 10:02 am
Thanks to all for the validation - and I'm not even talking about saying good yom tov or chag sameiach here - just smiling to someone in shul to acknowledge them!
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Post  Thu, Oct 10 2019, 10:11 am
mommy3b2c wrote:
Would you say good Yom tov?

I do
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Post  Thu, Oct 10 2019, 10:15 am
I would never say chag sameach on yk, just gmar tov. For me it’s a serious, solemn day. Definitely not my happiest day of the year! But fasting is hard for me, I prefer the holidays when we can eat. Laugh
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Post  Thu, Oct 10 2019, 10:17 am
I'm not for being "anti-social" on YK necessarily but I do tend to have a sort of "tunnel vision." When I was single and could focus on my davening all day and I was in a shul that typically went all day with almost no break, I just wanted to stay focused--I tended to not wear a lot of makeup and dressed fairly simply for a yom tov b/c I wanted to be comfortable. I used to stay at my brother's house--who is a very conscientious Jew, usually tries to do the "right thing" in all situations. And when he would try to have "meaningful conversation" it felt weird but I learned that its ok. Now married with kids, I would say gut yom tov, but most women I saw were davening (I wasn't coming/going during usual breaks). I think it also comes from trying to stay away from anything that might turn into lashon hara.
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Post  Thu, Oct 10 2019, 10:43 am
My main social concern on YK is breath! I try not to get too close to people lest I offend them or vice versa. Maybe that fear accounts for some of the tight-lipped smiles. I go for the smile-and-nod greeting myself except when passing people in the street, in which case we’re far enough from each other for bad breath not to be detectable when exchanging verbal greetings.
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Post  Thu, Oct 10 2019, 10:48 am
Some people even do a tanis dibur on Yom Kippur.
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