- Judaism a periphrastic way of referring to God in contexts other than prayer, scriptural reading, etc because the name itself is considered too holy for such use
from Hebrew, literally: The Name
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Examples from the Web for hashem
Being a Jew in the joint was an adventure, and all in all, I can only thank Hashem for his help during my decade in prison.A Jewish Ex-Con Recalls Keeping Kosher with the Faithful in Prison
May 11, 2014
The hanging of poet Hashem Shaabani tells you everything you need to know about Iran's regime.The Poet Iran Executed
February 11, 2014
As for lawsuits, Hashem throws up his hands: “Too many to count.”
Hashem was speaking at his publishing house behind Tahrir Square on the eve of the Cairo book fair this past January.
On the contrary, he was to promote the Kiddush Hashem "the sanctification of the Name."Chosen Peoples
He was of the family of Hashem, of the Koreish tribe as we said; though poor, connected with the chief persons of his country.Sacred Books of the East
It was a kind of feature in the Hashem family, this black swelling vein in the brow; Mahomet had it prominent, as would appear.
His museef was crowded with Bedouins, for amongst the Arabs the hospitality of Hashem had become a proverb.Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon
Austen H. Layard