- hello, goodbye, peace
- "Shalom, you've reached Temple Beth Shalom."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Modern Hebrew
Heb שלום shalóm (Yiddish shólem, not used as a greeting in Yiddish or Jewish-English)
Who Uses This
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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