or aliya noun Etymology: Modern Hebrew ‘alīyāh, from Hebrew, ascent Date: circa 1934 the immigration of Jews to Israel

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  • aliyah — Seph. Heb., Eng. /ah lee ah /; for 1 also Ashk. Heb. /ah lee aw/ or, Eng., /euh lee euh/, n., pl. aliyahs, aliyos /ah lee yahz /; for 1 also Ashk. Heb. /ah lee awz/ or, Eng., /euh lee euhz/, aliyot Seph. Heb. /ah lee awt /. 1. the act of… …   Universalium

  • aliyah — noun 1. (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 • Topics: ↑Judaism • Hypernyms: ↑award, ↑accolade, ↑honor, ↑honou …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aliyah — (lit. ‘a going up’)    Jewish immigration to the Land of Israel. Used either generally, or in relation to a particular wave of immigration, e.g. Second Aliyah. A Jewish immigrant is an oleh (plur. olim) …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • aliyah — noun The immigration of Jews into Israel. Ant: yerida …   Wiktionary

  • Aliyah — noun of modern American usage, a variant of Aaliyah …   Wiktionary

  • Aliyah — Ali|yah 〈f.; ; unz.〉 jüd. Organisation, die die Übersiedlung von Juden nach Israel organisiert [hebr., eigtl. „Aufstieg“] …   Universal-Lexikon

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