baruch Hashem

Alternative Spellings

baruch HaShem, boruch Hashem, baruch Ha-shem, borukh Hashem

Definitions

  • "Thank God," "blessed is God"
  • fine

Example Sentences

  • "Did you do well on your exam?" "Baruch Hashem, yes!"
  • "How's the family?" "Baruch Hashem!"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

ברוך השם

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

Notes

Often abbreviated B"H or BH. Often used to punctuate conversation, sometimes as a response to "how are you?"

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