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Give Shalom a Chance

Parashat Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/give_shalom_a_chance_20090603

Someone would probably be labeled a hippie if he or she were to use the English word “peace” as a greeting or an expression when parting. Yet in Hebrew, the standard “hello” or “goodbye” is shalom (peace), and the word carries no modern cultural or political connotation.

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