Halutz

("Pioneer")
   A term used in the Zionist Movement and in Israel to designate an individual who devoted himself or herself to the ideals of settlement and upbuilding Jewish Palestine with physical labor, especially in agriculture.

Historical Dictionary of Israel. .

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  • halutz — [khä lo͞ots′, hälo͞ots′] n. pl. halutzim [khälo͞ot sēm′, hälo͞ot sēm′] [Heb chaluts, lit., warrior in the vanguard < root ḥlc, to be in the vanguard] a Jewish pioneer in the agricultural settlements of modern Israel …   English World dictionary

  • Halutz — n. family name; Dan Halutz (born 1948), the 18th Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (since 2005), Israeli Lieutenant General, former commander of the Israeli Air Force …   English contemporary dictionary

  • halutz — /khah loohts /, n., pl. halutzim Seph. /khah looh tseem /; Ashk. /khah looh tsim/. Hebrew. a person who immigrates to Israel to establish or join a settlement for accomplishing tasks, as clearing the land or planting trees, that are necessary to… …   Universalium

  • halutz —    (singular); halutzim, chalutzim (plural)    (khah LOOTS, khah loot SEEM) [Modern Hebrew: pioneer] A pioneer Jewish farmer in Israel; a person who settles in Israel to work in construction, such as clearing the land or developing some part of… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • halutz — ha·lutz …   English syllables

  • halutz — ha•lutz or chalutz [[t]xɑˈluts[/t]] n. pl. ha•lutz•im [[t]ˌxɑ luˈtsim[/t]] jud a Jew immigrating to Israel to help develop the land • Etymology: 1920–25; < ModHeb ḥaluṣ lit., pioneer …   From formal English to slang

  • halutz — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Halutz, Dan — (1948 )    Born in Tel Aviv. In 1966, he began his military career in the Israel Air Force (IAF) pilots course as a cadet, completing it in 1968 as a fighter pilot and serving from the end of 1969 in the first Phantom squadron of the IAF. Halutz… …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

  • HE-ḤALUTZ — (Heb. הֶחָלוּץ; the pioneer ), an association of Jewish youth whose aim was to train its members to settle on the land in Israel. The original meaning of the Hebrew word is the vanguard that leads the host on its advance (Josh. 6:13). Origin of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Dan Halutz — (דן חלוץ) Born August 7, 1948 Tel Aviv, Israel …   Wikipedia

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