Is it OK to say Shalom?
Is it OK to say Shalom?
Shalom alechem (שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם; “well-being be upon you” or “may you be well”), this expression is used to greet others and is a Hebrew equivalent of “hello”. The appropriate response to such a greeting is “upon you be well-being” ( עֲלֵיכֶם שָׁלוֹם, aleichem shalom).
What is the reply to Shalom?
One such word is shalom, which, in everyday usage, can mean either “hello” or “goodbye.” The traditional greeting among Jews is shalom aleichem, peace unto you; to which the response is aleichem shalom, to you, peace.
What does Shabbat Shalom Umevorach mean?
It just means “…and blessed”. You can wish someone a “Shabbat shalom umevorach,” a peaceful and blessed Sabbath; or you can wish someone “Shabbat shalom” and a likely response will be “Umevorach.”
How do you greet a rabbi?
Hi Gavin. If you don’t know the rabbi, then it’s best to call him/her Rabbi . Many modern rabbis prefer to be called by their first name, Rabbi , but they’ll tell you that after you address them by their last name, so you don’t need to worry about it.
Do you know how to say hello in Hebrew?
I was told that there is no translation for “hello” into Hebrew. I was told that Jews say “peace” instead of “hello” and “goodbye.”. I did some further research and found that, traditionally, Jews greet each other by saying, “peace unto you,” and responding, “unto you peace.”.
What do Jews say when they greet each other?
I was told that there is no translation for “hello” into Hebrew. I was told that Jews say “peace” instead of “hello” and “goodbye.” I did some further research and found that, traditionally, Jews greet each other by saying, “peace unto you,” and responding, “unto you peace.” Could you explain these peculiar Jewish customs?
What does the Hebrew greeting Hello, Goodbye, Peace mean?
Shalom: שָׁלוֹם Hello, goodbye, peace Hebrew A Hebrew greeting, based on the root for “completeness”. Literally meaning “peace”, shalom is used for both hello and goodbye. A cognate with the Arabic-language salaam. Shalom aleichem: שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם Peace be upon you [ʃaˈlom ʔaleˈχem] Hebrew
What do Jewish people say when saying goodbye?
Jewish tradition and the Hebrew language have many ways for saying goodbye: Shalom. Shalom Aleykhem. L’hitraot. I’ve even heard: n’shikot (kisses)/hibukim (hugs)! We have a very beautiful tradition of saying a specific prayer when finishing, when saying goodbye to, a section of study.