What does the word shalam mean?
The root word of Shalom is “shalam”. … In the translation of Exodus 21-22, shalam is translated as “make it good”, “shall surely pay”, “make full restitution” or to “restore”. The ancient Hebrew meaning of shalam was “to make something whole”. Not just regarding practical restoration of things that were lost or stolen.
How do you respond to Shalom?
The appropriate response is aleichem shalom (“unto you peace”) (Hebrew: עֲלֵיכֶם שָׁלוֹם). The plural form “עֲלֵיכֶם” is used even when addressing one person. This form of greeting is traditional among Jews throughout the world. The greeting is more common among Ashkenazi Jews.
What is a Shalom blessing?
In Israel, however, when you greet someone or say goodbye the word is “Shalom.” “Shalom” is much more than a casual social greeting— it is a prayer, a blessing, a deep desire, and a benediction. It is a word that is packed with the full blessing of God.