baruch Hashem

Definitions

  • "Thank God," "blessed is God"
  • 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

      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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