aliyah


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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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The sense of insecurity many Diaspora Jews are feeling is prompting them to invest in homes in Israel, whether as part of a plan to make aliyah or out of a desire to have a safe haven in place.
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Aliyah must be spoken of openly as a viable option.
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