hillul hashem

noun hil·lul ha·shem \ḵə̇¦lülhəˈshām\

Definition of hillul hashem



  1. :  an act in contravention of Jewish religious or ethical principles that is regarded as an offense to God — compare kiddush hashem

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Origin and Etymology of hillul hashem

Hebrew ḥillūl hashshēm desecration of the name (of God)

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a trip made at another's expense

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