l'shalom

Definitions

  • "in peace," lit. "to (or toward) peace"

Example Sentences

  • The rabbi signed his letter, "l'shalom".

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Modern Hebrew

Etymology

לשלום

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

Often used as a sign-off in written correspondence. Can also be used in this expression: "tsaiskhem l'shalom uboakhem l'shalom" (צאתכם לשלום ובואכם לשלום, may your going be to peace and your coming be to peace -- i.e., may both your departure and your arrival be safe).

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