hillul hashem

noun

hil·​lul ha·​shem
ḵə̇¦lülhəˈshām
plural -s
: an act in contravention of Jewish religious or ethical principles that is regarded as an offense to God compare kiddush hashem

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew ḥillūl hashshēm desecration of the name (of God)

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“Hillul hashem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hillul%20hashem. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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