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Eretz Israel

[er-its] /ˈɛr ɪts/
noun
1.
the land of Israel.
Also, Eretz Yisrael
[Sephardic Hebrew er-ets-yis rah-el; Ashkenazic Hebrew er-its-yis-roil] /Sephardic Hebrew ˈɛr ɛts yɪs rɑˈɛl; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈɛr ɪts yɪsˈrɔɪl/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
< Hebrew ereṣ yiśrāʾēl
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Eretz Yisrael

/ˈɛrets jisˈrɑeɪl; Yiddish ˈɛrets jisrɑˈeɪl/
noun (Judaism)
1.
the Holy Land; Israel
2.
the concept, favoured by some extreme Zionists, of a Jewish state the territory of which matched the largest expanse of biblical Israel
Word Origin
literally: Land of Israel
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