n. Disgracing God's name; an action that might be looked down upon; an action that might make Jews look bad.
"Another Jew arrested for embezzlement--what a chilul hashem."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
חילול השם 'blasphemy', lit. 'desecration of the (Divine) Name'
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
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- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
chilul Ha-shem, chilul Hashem
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