kiddush Hashem

Definitions

  • the sanctification of God's name; "bringing honor to God" (Glinert)
  • martyrdom

Example Sentences

  • "Make sure you behave well when you go on your school trip wearing your kippahs--it's a kiddush hashem!"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • קידוש השם
    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      kidush Hashem, kiddush Ha-shem

      Notes

      • opposite of chillul Hashem, חילול השם

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