Sabra (person)

Tzabar, plural Tzabarim, in German also Sabra or Sabre, Hebrew צבר, literally " prickly pear ", is the term for Jews born in Palestine. The term evolved with the advent of mass aliyah ( immigration waves of Jews in the Palestine region ) as distinct from the drawn or still living in the diaspora Jews. The metaphor stands for the rootedness in the native soil, despite the odds.