Arava

Alternative Spellings

Aravah

Definitions

  • "The dry lowland area of the eastern Negev, often called the Aravah Vallet" (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "In the Central Arava, located in southern Israel along the Jordanian border and spanning between the Dead Sea and Eilat, one would be hard-pressed to find the vast pine and oak forests commonly seen across Central and Northern Israel." (https://jewishworldnews.org/the-arava-continues-to-produce-new-discoveries-in-the-desert/)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

ערבה arava 'willow'

Who Uses This

Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)

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