shalom bayit

Alternative Spellings

shelom bayit, sholom bayis, shalom bayis

Definitions

  • "Literally, 'peace in the home'. Contentment and harmony among family members." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "For the sake of shalom bayit I will go to the movie I do not want to see without arguing about it."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

שלום בית

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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).

Notes

Usually used when discussing the relationship between spouses

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