Eretz Israel

Eretz Israel

[er-its]
noun
the land of Israel.
Also, Eretz Yisrael [Sephardic Hebrew er-ets-yis rah-el; Ashkenazic Hebrew er-its-yis-roil] .


Origin:
< Hebrew ereṣ yiśrāʾēl

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Eretz Yisrael or Hebrew Eretz Israel (ˈɛrets jisˈrɑeɪl, Yiddish ˈɛrets jisrɑˈeɪl, ˈɛrets jisˈrɑeɪl, Yiddish ˈɛrets jisrɑˈeɪl)
 
n
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
 
[literally: Land of Israel]
 
Eretz Israel or Hebrew Eretz Israel
 
n
 
[literally: Land of Israel]

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