adv. lit. "In God's image."
"How can the freedom and responsibility of being created B’Tzelem Elohim (in the image of God) help inform your choices in those situations?" (source)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
בצלם אלוקים, בצלם אלוהים
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations
- North America
Who Uses This
b'tselem elokim, betzelem elohim, b'tselem elohim, betselem elohim
Often used in politically progressive and humanitarian discourse. "Elokim" is sometimes used to avoid saying "elohim," one of God's names.
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