betselem elohim, b'tselem elohim, betzelem elohim, b'tselem elokim
- lit. "in God's image"
- "The Torah teaches that we are all created b'tzelem Elohim, in the image of God." (http://www.clickonjudaism.org/pages/ethics07.html)
Languages of Origin
בצלם אלוקים, בצלם אלוהים
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations
Often used in politically progressive and humanitarian discourse. "Elokim" used to avoid saying "elohim," one of God's names.
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