b'shalom

Definitions

  • "in peace" (used to sign off in written correspondence)

Example Sentences

  • (end of an email) "B'shalom, Rebecca"

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, English

Etymology

בשלום

Who Uses This

Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

More common among non-Orthodox religious Jews. Some people criticize this form for being incorrect Hebrew and prefer "L'shalom." Furthermore, the Talmud (Brakhot 64a) notes that one should say "l'shalom" (to peace) and not "b'shalom" (in peace) based on Scriptual inferences from David and Jethro. At a funeral service, however, the phrase lekh b'shalom (go in peace) is used.

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