baruch Hashem

Pronunciations

baruch Hashem (BAH-ruch hah-shem) listen
baruch Hashem (bah-RUCH hah-SHEM) listen
baruch Hashem (bah-ROOH hah-SHEM) listen

Definitions

  • interj. "Thank God," "blessed is God."

  • adj. Fine.

Example Sentences

  • "Did you do well on your exam?" "Baruch Hashem, yes!"

  • "How's the family?" "Baruch Hashem!"

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • ברוך השם

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      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).

      Alternative Spellings

      borukh Hashem, baruch Ha-shem, boruch Hashem, baruch HaShem

Notes

  • Often abbreviated B"H or BH.

    Often used to punctuate conversation, sometimes as a response to "how are you?"

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