What does shalom mean?
The word "shalom" is a Hebrew word that means "peace", "completeness", or "peace be with you". It can be used to mean both "hello" and "goodbye". It is also used as a Jewish religious principle and as a name.
"Shalom" is considered to be a major underlying principle of the Torah, referring to a path of peace or a way of being peaceful. "Shalom" can be used as a name for God, as the name of a person, as the name of an organization, or as the name of a structure. It's commonly used in the name of synagogues and Jewish organizations.
Some famous people named Shalom are model/actress Shalom Harlow and Shalom Aleichem, writer of Tevye and his Daughters, the novel that the musical Fiddler on the Roof is based off of.