shalom uvrachah

Alternative Spellings

shalom uverachah, shalom uveracha, shalom uvracha, shalom uvrakhah, shalom uverakha, shalom uverakhah, shalom uvrakha, shalom uv'racha, shalom uv'rachah, shalom uv'rakha, shalom uv'rakhah, shalom uviracha, shalom uvirachah, shalom uvirakha, shalom uvirakhah

Definitions

  • "Peace and blessing!" A more emphatic greeting than "shalom."

Example Sentences

  • "Shalom uvracha to our new congregants."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

שלום וברכה shalom uvrakha 'peace and blessing'

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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