|Eretz Yisrael||(EH-rets yis-rah-EHL)|
"My late father's levaye was in Eretz Yisroel."
"Yitzhak isn't here, he's in Erets Yisroel for his sister's wedding." (Glinert)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Modern Hebrew
ארץ ישראל erets Yisra'el 'The Land of Israel'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
- Australia / New Zealand
- South Africa
- Great Britain
- North America
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
Erets Yisrael, Erets Yisroel, Eretz Yisrael, Eretz Yisra'el, Erets Yisra'el
"It refers to both the ancient biblical land that G-d promised to Abraham and the modern geographic region known as the State of Israel" (Eisenberg & Scolnic).
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