- peace (used as a word of greeting or farewell).
Examples from the Web for shalom
When I said, “Shalom, Officer” he seemed less than impressed.Obama’s Reception In Israel—And Mine
Anna Lekas Miller
March 20, 2013
My dream is to read 'Tuvia the Milkman' by Shalom Aleichem in its original language.Footing the Bill
October 12, 2012
Gil is a research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute and a professor of history at McGill University.Open Zion 2.0
September 4, 2012
Moreover, we at the Engaging Israel project of the Shalom Hartman Institute reject the whole Demography of Fear industry.Gil Troy Responds to Yousef Munayyer
August 21, 2012
This is someone, after all, who used to appear on Oprah and who had a family-counseling show, Shalom in the Home, on TLC.Why Is Shmuley Boteach Running for Congress as a Republican?
March 23, 2012
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)
"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
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
Word Origin and History for shalom
Jewish word of greeting, Hebrew, literally "peace," properly "completeness, soundness, welfare," from stem of shalam "was intact, was complete, was in good health." Related to Arabic salima "was safe," aslama "surrendered, submitted."
A Hebrew word used to mean both “hello” and “good-bye”; literally, it means “peace.”