Shabbat Shalom

Definitions

  • Greeting or departing line (hello or goodbye) used on or during the few days leading up to Shabbat. Literally "peaceful Sabbath."

Example Sentences

  • [on Thursday] "In case I don't see you tomorrow, Shabbat Shalom!"

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • שבת שלום
    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • Australia / New Zealand
      • South Africa
      • Great Britain
      • 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).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      Shabat shalom

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