Am haarez

noun Am ha·a·rez \ ˌäm(ˌ)häˈäˌrets \

Definition of Am haarez

plural Amme haarez or Ame haarez \¦ämə(-\
1 :the inhabitants of ancient Palestine as distinguished from the Israelites; also :the country people as distinguished from the inhabitants of Jerusalem
2 or am haarez , in rabbinic literature :the Jews not ritually as strict as the Pharisees
3 or less commonly am haarez :one who is ignorant of Jewish custom, law, or ethics

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Origin and Etymology of am haarez

Hebrew ʽam hā'āreṣ the people of the land


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