peace (used as a word of greeting or farewell).
- Also sho·lom [Ashkenazic Hebrew shaw-luhm, shoh-] /Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈʃɔ ləm, ˈʃoʊ-/ .
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How to use shalom in a sentence
The shooter then moved on to the Village shalom retirement community, where a woman was killed on the scene.Hate—and Hitler—in the Heartland: The Arrest of Frazier Glenn Miller | John Avlon, Caitlin Dickson | April 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Reason: Israel's closure of the Kerem shalom commercial crossing following shooting of rockets.
The tanks were seen about 150 meters over the border line close to the Kerem shalom crossing.
When I said, “shalom, Officer” he seemed less than impressed.
Yesterday, Rabbi Menachem Chai shalom Froman left this world.
Sar shalom, head of the Jewish congregation of Ispahan, 434.History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6) | Heinrich Graetz
If we did not wish to join in the dancing, but wanted to leave, they would just say 'shalom'—'go in peace but come again.'Pictures of Jewish Home-Life Fifty Years Ago | Hannah Trager
For this they had to employ shalom Cohen, a turn-coat, who had formerly belonged to the ranks of the reformers.History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6) | Heinrich Graetz
"shalom Aleichem," he began, his tongue faltering a little over the old Hebrew greeting he had not used for so long.The New Land | Elma Ehrlich Levinger
Cultural definitions for shalom
A Hebrew word used to mean both “hello” and “good-bye”; literally, it means “peace.”
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