Shabbat Shalom

Alternative Spellings

Shabat shalom


  • Used as a greeting or departing line (hello or goodbye) on or before Shabbat. Literally "peaceful Sabbath."

Example Sentences

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

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew


שבת שלום

Who Uses This

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


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


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).
JPS: The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

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