Shalom means ‘peace,’ ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ – it’s one of the most popular words in Hebrew, and the first one everybody learns. But there are other words, all derived from the root sh.l.m, that are very active in our language. Let’s meet the family!

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Words and expressions discussed:

Shalom – שָׁלוֹם
Shalom rav lachem ve’erev tov – שָׁלוֹם רָב לָכֶם וְעֶרֶב טוֹב
Shalem – שָׁלֵם
Ma shlom Tomer – מַה שָׁלוֹם תּוֹמֵר
Ma shlomo – מַה שְׁלוֹמוֹ
Shlomi tov – שְלוֹמִי טוֹב
Shlomi, shlomcha, shlomech, shlomo, shloma, shlomenu, shlomchem, shlomam –
שְלוֹמִי, שְלוֹמְךָ, שְלוֹמֵךְ, שְלוֹמוֹ, שְלוֹמָה, שְלוֹמֵנוּ, שְלוֹמְכֶם, שְלוֹמָם
Ma shlomenu? – מַה שְלוֹמֵנוּ?
Shalom aleychem – שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם
Shalom aleychem malachey ha-shalom – שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם מַלְאַכֵי הָשָׁלוֹם
Salam alaykum (Arabic) – סָלָאם עָלֵיכּום, سلام عليكم
Shulem alaychem (Yiddish) – שוּלֵם עֲלֵיכֶם Sholem Aleichem (Writer)
Sholem shloem le’olam, b’rogez brogez af paam – שוֹלֵם שוֹלֵם לְעוֹלָם, בְּרוֹגֵז בְּרוֹגֵז אַף פַּעַם
Drishat shalom, dash – דְּרִישַת שָלוֹם, דָ”ש
Timsor dash ba-bayit – תִּמְסוֹר דָ”ש בַּבַּיִת
Dash lekulam – דָ”ש לְכוּלָם
Tni li lehashlim et he-chaser – תְּנִי לִי לְהַשְלִים אֶת הֶחָסֵר
Lehashlim et ha-proyeket – לְהַשְלִים אֶת הַפְּרוֹיֵיקטָ
Lehashlim im ha-shaon – לְהַשְלִים עִם הַשָעוֹן
Mushlam – מוּשְלָם
Le’af echad ein or mushlam – לְאָף אֶחָד אֵין עוֹר מוּשְלָם
Yom mushlam – יוֹם מוּשְלָם

 

Music:

Ha-Dag Nachash – Shalom, salam, peace (Lyrics)
Idan Yaniv – Shalom Aleychem (Lyrics)
Rinat & Guy – Sholem Brogez (Lyrics)
Yardena Arazi & Lahakat Ha-Nachal – Drishat Shalom (Lyrics)
Eyal Golan – Neshika achat mimech (Lyrics)
Kobi Aflalo – Yam Ha-rachamim (Lyrics)

 

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Photo by Zipa Kempinsky

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