kiddush hashem

kiddush ha·​shem | \ -həˈshām \

Definition of kiddush hashem

Jewish religion
: a religious or moral act that causes others to reverence God especially : religious martyrdom in times of persecution — compare hillul hashem

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First Known Use of kiddush hashem

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kiddush hashem

Hebrew qiddūsh hashshēm sanctification of the name (of God)

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“Kiddush hashem.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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