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What does B"H mean?

What does B"H mean?


B"H (or BH) is an acronym for the Hebrew words "Baruch Hashem," which means, "Blessed be G‑d." Traditionally, Jewish people begin letters and correspondences with these letters, in part to contextualize what's most important, and in part to remind us that all comes from Him—including the contents of the communication to follow.

With regards to emails, I know very few who are careful to do the same with email, probably since it's used so frequently and informally. It's not an iron-clad requirement for letters either, rather a tradition that people have accepted upon themselves.

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December 9, 2014
We were taught it means B’Yeshuat YH. With the help of G-d. (Which explains the 2 Yods.)
August 13, 2014
Kindly add the phrase BS"D to your explanation.
BS"D. This is an abbreviation for the Aramaic phrase "B'Sayata Di'shamaya," which means "With the Help of Heaven."
May 29, 2014
Speaking it is creates it
G*d is always within me. I am able, to use G*d's wisdom,understanding & creativity, to achieve a perfectly natural understanding of what wisdom understanding and creativity, actually is.
Now, at this very moment, almost ALL (well a large amount) has been revealed 2 me. Within me a creativity has occurred & "it is my essence, when I am paying attention to what I am saying"
January 6, 2014
Modern correspondences & gratitude
B"T :)
I think it's wonderful to also use it in email. Any time we are presented with the opportunity to communicate with others, it is appropriate.
January 3, 2014
Wedding invitation
Is it customary to put the abbreviation on the top right of a wedding invitation?
September 17, 2013
to Johan
Baruch Hashem means 'blessed is G-d' Staff
September 13, 2013
To my knowledge:
B'H = Baruch Hashem (God be praised)
B''H = B'ezrat Hashem (with God's help)

So the quote means that it is an abbreviation, but since abbreviations can get in each other's way, another quote is introduced to denote "with God's help"
September 11, 2013
{B} Does any one know what this means, I saw it in an e-mail just above the initials of the sender
{B} Does any one know what this means, I saw it in an e-mail just above the initials of the sender
September 9, 2013
Double quote
It has no religious meaning, it is just used to show that the word is an acronym. Staff
September 5, 2013

What is the " (double quote mark) punctuation between B and H?

And does it matter whether or not you know your addressee is Jewish?