Hebrew is a language that carries a deep reverence to God. This frequent phrase attests to it dramatically.
This phrase is actually a blessing. It has become the most frequent expressions and means: “Everything is just fine.” It actually suggests that for everything to be fine we need to praise God. Furthermore, since it is the answer to the question: “How are you doing?” and“ How are you?” it also
suggests that whatever the answer may be, we still praise God.
“Baruch ”means “blessed” and “Hashem ”means the Lord. But even the mere word “Baruch” is coming from the word “be-rech” which means “a knee.” This is what we really do in the Hebrew mindset when we refer to God: we are kneeling before him. Hebrew reminds us where we are in relation to Him.
Although when we say “Hashem” we mean God, the word actually means: “The Name.” This is a reference, the Hebraic form of reverence to the creator instead of using his actual name. Why so? Mainly because of the commandment: “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain”; Since nobody knows the exact boundaries of “in vain,” the reverent Jew prefers to use a substitute name when not actually praying.