Israel (Yisrael, Yisra'el)

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יִשְׂרָאֵל
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According to the Biblical explanation, the first part of the name "Israel" is derived of the verb לִשְׂרות (lisrot, "wrestle"); the second half of the name is אֵל (El, "God"). This name was given to Jacob because he wrestled with God's angel.
"Israel" is the name given to Jacob after he wrestled with God's angel; it is also the name of the Biblical kingdom of Israel, the land of Israel, the people of Israel and the modern state of Israel.
"And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel, for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed." Genesis 32, 28 (Hebrew version: Genesis 32, 29)

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meaniing of name

what does Isra mean....as in Israel?

struggle?

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