- 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
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- 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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