n. Pioneers in the building of the State of Israel.
“Although the early pioneers, chalutzim, drained the swamps, made deserts bloom, built Tel Aviv, Haifa, Ashkelon, and the new Jerusalem, four generations later the dreams of the Zionists are not yet fulfilled." (source)
Languages of Origin
- Modern Hebrew
- Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
halutsim, halutzim, chaluzim, chalusim
singular חלוץ chalutz, halutz, haluts, chaluts
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