baruch Hashem


baruch Hashem (BAH-ruukh hah-shem) listen
baruch Hashem (bah-RUUKH hah-SHEM) listen
baruch Hashem (bah-RUUKH hah-SHEM) listen


  • interj. 'Thank God', 'blessed is God'; used to indicate that something is going well thanks to God.

Example Sentences

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

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

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew


  • ברוך השם

    • 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 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


  • Often abbreviated B"H or BH.

    Often used as a response to "how are you?"

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