TzaHaL

Definitions

  • acronym for: ts'va ha-haganah le-yisrael, the Israeli defense force (IDF)

Example Sentences

  • "One of the most popular things teenagers buy when visiting Israel is a TzaHaL t-shirt."

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • צה"ל, acronym for צבא הגנה לישראל 'lit. Defense Army for Israel, IDF'
    • Who Uses This

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

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      zahal, Tsahal

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