shalom alechem

interjection
shalom ale·chem
variants: or shalom aleichem or sholom aleichem \ˈshȯləməˈlāḵəm \

Definition of shalom alechem 

used as a traditional Jewish greeting

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History and Etymology for shalom alechem

Hebrew shālōm ʽalēkhem peace unto you

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