“Yesh” –usually said “YESH!!!!!”- is a Hebrew slang that defies description. The nearest I can think of is “Wow, Right On, Whoopee”, or the like.
The first day of the Sukkos (Succoth) holiday we had very few family members with us, just my unmarried sons in the evening. In contrast, this Saturday two married sons were to show up. However, as the remaining siblings heard that their two brothers were coming, the third married son and the unmarried kids (plus one fiancée) decided not to miss out on the opportunity to spend the weekend together. So, although I could start cooking for the first day of the holiday just a day in advance, yesterday I was already deep into preparations….
Ricki usually asks me on Friday “who” is coming for Shabbas (Saturday), hoping that maybe one of the married couples (ie., someone with a BABY) are coming.When she heard that ALL THREE are coming, she let out a resounding “YESH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
[Picture of the decorations in our smaller, more rain-proof sukkah (has a movable roof-cover.) (Picture was taken before the holiday)]