shalom bayit

Alternative Spellings

shelom bayit, sholom bayis, shalom bayis


  • "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


שלום בית

Who Uses This

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


North America


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).


Usually used when discussing the relationship between spouses

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