Eretz Israel

[ er-its ]
/ ˈɛr ɪts /


the land of Israel.
Also Er·etz Yis·ra·el [Sephardic Hebrew er-ets-yis rah-el; Ashkenazic Hebrew er-its-yis-roil] /Sephardic Hebrew ˈɛr ɛts yɪs rɑˈɛl; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈɛr ɪts yɪsˈrɔɪl/.

Origin of Eretz Israel

From the Hebrew word ereṣ yiśrāʾēl Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for eretz yisrael

Eretz Yisrael

Eretz Israel

/ Hebrew (ˈɛrets jisˈrɑeɪl, Yiddish ˈɛrets jisrɑˈeɪl) /

noun Judaism

the Holy Land; Israel
the concept, favoured by some extreme Zionists, of a Jewish state the territory of which matched the largest expanse of biblical Israel

Word Origin for Eretz Yisrael

literally: Land of Israel
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