Shalom/Shalem


Monday, January 28, 2013

The word shalom derives from the Hebrew word shalem, meaning “whole” or “complete.” It also signifies welfare of every kind, including security, contentment, sound health, prosperity, friendship, peace and tranquility of mind and heart. By contrast, the English word “peace” comes from the Latin word pax, which means “quiet.”  What role do you feel shalem plays in the pursuit of peace? 

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