etz chaim

Alternative Spellings

etz hayim, ets chayim

Definitions

  • tree of life

Example Sentences

  • "It is an Etz Chaim to them who hold fast to it and all of its supporters are happy." (Proverbs)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

עץ חיים

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

The Torah is often characterized as the "Tree of Life." This is also the name of a popular edition/translation/commentary of the Tanakh published by the Conservative movement. It can also mean the wooden rollers for the Torah scroll.

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