Shalom:(שָׁלוֹם) (Sephardic/Israeli Hebrew); Sholem, Shoilem, Shulem) Ashkenazi Hebrew/Yiddish; a Hebrew word meaning peace, completeness, and welfare and can be used idiomatically to mean both hello and goodbye. As it does in English, it can refer to either peace between two entities, or to the well-being, welfare or safety of an individual or a group of individuals.