chutz la'aretz

Alternative Spellings

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  • Outside of Israel; the disapora, lit. "outside the land."

Example Sentences

  • We observe two days of yontif in chutz la'aretz.
  • After the army [IDF], he's going to be chutz la'aretz for a while.
  • Because of the calendar, Israel is a week ahead in the Parshiyos [Torah portions] than chutz la'aretz.
  • She did her Master's in Israel and her PhD chutz la'aretz. (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew


Hebrew חוץ לארץ

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


North America, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia / New Zealand


The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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