hillul hashem

hil·​lul ha·​shem | \ ḵə̇¦lülhəˈshām \
plural -s

Definition of hillul hashem

: 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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History and Etymology for hillul hashem

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 17 Oct. 2021.

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