• God, lit. "the name"

Example Sentences

  • And why do we try to discourage gerim, if Hashem davka sent us into galus to bring in gerim? (http://questionsinhashkafa.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/on-shavuos-we-read-about-rus/)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


השם hashém

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


North America


The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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