shalom bayit

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).
      • Alternative Spellings

        shelom bayit, sholom bayis, shalom bayis

        Notes

        • Usually used when discussing the relationship between spouses

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