- acronym for: ts'va ha-haganah le-yisrael, the Israeli defense force (IDF)
- "One of the most popular things teenagers buy when visiting Israel is a TzaHaL t-shirt."
Languages of Origin
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
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
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