etz hayim, ets chayim
- tree of life
- "It is an Etz Chaim to them who hold fast to it and all of its supporters are happy." (Proverbs)
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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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