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What does the term "Baruch Hashem" mean? I know Hashem means "the name" but the phrase itself has a meaning.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    "Baruch HaShem" is a Jewish phrase, literally meaning "Bless the Name". However, this is just like saying "Thank God!" in English, and is used just as often. The Hebrew word "Baruch" means "bless", and originates from the word "Bracha" (blessing). A Jew will usually use this phrase if something good happens, for example: "Baruch HaShem that he did not get hurt in that car accident."

    Jewish tradition forbids God's actual name to be spoken aloud; even in serious prayer, one does not pronouce His name according to the spelling and vowels in the Siddur, or prayerbook. Instead, one says "Adonoi", which translates into "My Master". But since this phrase is designated for actual prayer only, when Jews refer to God in a casual manner, they normally say "HaShem", which, as you accurately stated, means "the Name [of God]". The true name of God is considered too holy to be spoken at all, and when written out in Hebrew, it is forbidden to erase or throw away the paper.

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    • CYNJAHFIYA3 years agoReport

      1 PETER 5:7 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: SO PLEASE CALL UPON THE NAME OF OUR YAHSHUA HaMashiach!! if you don't call he can not hear you.

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  • armiso
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    4 years ago

    Baruch Hashem

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  • I think that people miss something in the translation of "Hashem". It doesn't exactly mean THE NAME, although that is the LITERAL translation. It means in context; The name that is above all other names. This point ought no to be over looked. People who use Hashem are addressing the Blessed Creator with love and reverence.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Baruch is the name of the author of the Book of Baruch in the Old Testament. Baruch is considered to be the contemporary of the prophet Jeremiah. The phrase may simply mean

    "the name Baruch."

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  • 1 decade ago

    'Barooch' means 'blessed,' or 'praised,' and 'HaShem' literally means 'the name,' but really refers to Gd, hence Barooch HaShem means "praise Gd."

    It is used as one would use the phrase, "Thank Gd!"

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  • 1 decade ago

    Praised be The Name

    Source(s): My Jewish friend always says it, and he explained it to me once.
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  • ?
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Was thinking to ask this question too

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  • 1 decade ago

    sounds like some sort of Jewish Deli....

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