aleichem sholom

Alternative Spellings

aleykhem sholom, aleichem shalom, alechem shalom, aleichem sholem, aleykhem sholem

Definitions

  • Peace be upon you. Response to "sholom aleichem"

Example Sentences

  • "while doing Kiddush Levanah, we say "Shalom Aleichem" to 3 other people, and they respond back with "Aleichem Shalom"." (http://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/8196/kiddush-levanah-saying-aleichem-sholom-with-the-other-person)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

From Heb עליכם שלום aléikh(é)m shalóm, through Yiddish עליכם־שלום aléykhem-shólem

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
Yiddishists

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

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