ישראל

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See also: ישׂראל

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דגל ישראל

יִשְׂרָאֵל ‎(yisra'élm

  1. Israel, (the alternative name of Jacob)
    • Genesis 32:29, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      וַיֹּאמֶר לֹא יַעֲקֹב יֵאָמֵר עוֹד שִׁמְךָ כִּי אִם־יִשְׂרָאֵל כִּי־שָׂרִיתָ עִם־אֱלֹהִים וְעִם־אֲנָשִׁים וַתּוּכָל׃
      vayómer ló ya'akóv ye'amér 'ód shim'khá kí 'im-yisra'él ki-saríta 'im-'elohím v'im-'anashím vatukhál.
      wayyṓmer lō yaʿăqōḇ yēʾāmēr ʿōḏ šiməḵā kī-ʾim-yiśrāʾēl kī śārī́ṯā ʿim-ʾĕlōhīm wəʾim-ʾănāšīm wattūḵāl.
      And he said: ‘Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast striven with God and with men, and hast prevailed.’
  2. the children of Israel, the Jewish people
  3. the State of Israel
  4. the Kingdom of Israel
  5. A male given name, Israel

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