shalom (shah-LOHM) listen


  • interj. Hello.

  • interj. Goodbye.

  • n. Peace.

Example Sentences

  • "Shalom, you've reached Temple Beth Shalom."

  • "Last night I had a cholem
    The whole word had sholom" (A Letter to Harvey Milk: Short Stories by Lesléa Newman)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Modern Hebrew


  • TH שלום > MH שלום shalóm, Y שלום shólem

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • 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).

      Alternative Spellings

      sholem, sholom

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