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a·li·yah

or A·li·yah  (ä′lē-ä′, ə-lē′ə)
n. pl. a·li·yahs also a·li·yot (ä′lē-ōt′) or A·li·yahs also A·li·yot
1. Immigration by Jews into Israel or into Palestine before the founding of the state of Israel: The young couple made aliyah.
2. Any of the historical waves of such immigration.

[Hebrew 'ălīyâ, ascent, from 'ālâ, to ascend; see ʕly in Semitic roots.]

aliyah

or

aliya

npl -yoth (-ˈjɒt)
1. (Judaism) immigration to the Holy Land
2. (Judaism) the honour of being called to read from the Torah
[from Hebrew, literally: act of going up, ascent]

a•li•yah

(ˌɑ liˈɑ; for 1 usu. əˈli ə)

n., pl. a•li•yahs, a•li•yot (ˌɑ liˈoʊt)
1. the immigration of Jews to Israel.
2. the honor of being called to the reading table in a synagogue to recite the blessings over the Torah.
[< Hebrew ‘ăliyyāh literally, ascent, rise]

aliyah

A Hebrew word meaning migration of Jews to Palestine, mainly from eastern Europe but eventually from throughout the Diaspora.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aliyah - (Judaism) the honor of being called up to the reading desk in the synagogue to read from the Torahaliyah - (Judaism) the honor of being called up to the reading desk in the synagogue to read from the Torah; "he was called on for an aliyah"
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
accolade, honor, laurels, honour, award - a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
2.aliyah - (Judaism) immigration of Jews to Israelaliyah - (Judaism) immigration of Jews to Israel; "students making aliyah"
immigration, in-migration - migration into a place (especially migration to a country of which you are not a native in order to settle there)
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
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He threatened if the warden would not be suspended, he would not only resign from the slot of Councillorship of UC Aliyot but also quit the basic membership of PML(N).
It is an encounter that took place on many levels, for one, an interpersonal level between the German-speaking Jews and the Russian and Eastern European Jewish immigrants of the Second and Third Aliyot.
A couple of aliyot later, he spoke again, this time to point out that it was the first yahrzeit of a terrorist attack in Jerusalem.
The expressway passes through Barakahu, Murree, Phulgran, Upper Topa, Lower Topa, Bhurban, Aliyot and Phagwari before ending just outside Kohala.
In this respect, the American Hebrew writers were even more culturally isolated than their contemporaries of the first Aliyot of pioneers to Palestine.
Historically, there are a couple of reasons women have not had aliyot, gone up to the bimah to either say the blessing for the Torah reading or chant it themselves.
Torah Reading--a Torah scroll should be taken out of the ark in the morning and three aliyot should be read.
We have created policies ranging from very strict standards of Shabbat and kashrut observance, to a set of policies on assigning aliyot on Shabbat morning, to a prohibition on fake tattoos (a prohibition which my laypeople insisted on over my objections).
The book's focus on the circumstances of the evacuation also precludes it from delving into the Ethiopians' subsequent experience of absorption in Israel--no doubt a book in itself--which would modify, without undermining, the triumphal celebration of ingathering told here, and would make comparison with Israel's other aliyot possible.
History shows us that even during the periods of the most ideological Aliyot [ascents, immigrations to Israel], the proportion of those who then made Yeridah was tremendously high.
Women read the Torah, are honored with aliyot during the Torah reading and even give the Sabbath "speech," tasks that for my entire life I considered exclusively male.
In any event, it will come as a surprise to no one that there are other ways of interpreting this text, not the least of which is that aliyot for women should constitute an affront to the dignity of the congregation.