Shabbat Shalom

Pronunciations

Shabbat Shalom (shuh-BAHT shah-LOHM) listen

Definitions

  • interj. A Sabbath greeting meaning 'peaceful Sabbath'.

Example Sentences

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

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם, lit. 'peaceful Sabbath'

    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      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

Notes

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