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etz chaim

Alternative Spellings

etz hayim, ets chayim


  • 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


עץ חיים

Who Uses This

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


North America




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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