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Land of Israel

Alternative Spellings

Land of Israel, land of Israel


  • not just the state of Israel but the physical place

Example Sentences

  • "The entire Eastern Roman Empire used Greek in countries including present day Lebanon, Turkey, the land of Israel, etc." (a Jewish history professor in his first lecture to USC Jewish history class)

Languages of Origin


Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)


North America




The phrase is sometimes used in contrast with the political state, cf. Heb ארץ ישראל erets yisrael 'the land of Israel', מדינת ישראל medinat yisrael 'the modern Israeli state'

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