halutzim

halutz

[khah-loots]
noun, plural halutzim [Sephardic Hebrew khah-loo-tseem; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-loo-tsim] . Hebrew.
a person who immigrates to Israel to establish or join a settlement for accomplishing tasks, as clearing the land or planting trees, that are necessary to future development of the country.
Also, chalutz.


Origin:
Modern Hebrew ḥaluṣ. literally, pioneer

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halutz (xɑˈlʊts, English hɑːˈlʊts)
 
n
a variant spelling of chalutz

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