interj. A greeting meaning 'peace be upon you', said in response to 'sholom aleichem' upon parting as well as meeting.
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb. עליכם שלום aléikhém shalóm, through Yid. עליכם־שלום aléykhem-shólem
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
aleykhem sholom, aleichem sholom, alechem shalom, aleichem sholem, aleykhem sholem
See also sholom aleichem.
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