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