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SHALOM

Peace, used as a salutation, and found as inscriptions on Jewish and Christian graves. Also, as a greeting, shalom aleichem (peace be with you, pax vobis) has become part of the Eucharistic liturgy since Christ's greeting on Easter Sunday night.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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