interj. "In peace," lit. "to (or toward) peace."
"The rabbi signed his letter, 'l'shalom'."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- 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
- North America
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
Who Uses This
Often used as a sign-off in written correspondence. Seems to be a Jewish English coinage based on Textual Hebrew. 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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