Word of the day / Lo aleinu: May the czar be well, and nowhere near
Do you suspect that mentioning an evil will bring it upon you? Then this expression is for you.
“So I heard some bad news,” your local yenta might inform you, not without a certain relish. “I heard Rochel Rivka was diagnosed with some kind of terrible disease, lo aleinu, and you know that husband of hers isn’t going to be much help.”