aliyah

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Hebrew עלייה \ עֲלִיָּה ‎(aliyá, ascent).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əliːˈjɑː/ (all senses)
  • IPA(key): /əˈliːjə/ (usually only the "Torah reading" sense)

Noun[edit]

aliyah ‎(plural aliyahs or aliyot or aliyoth or aliyos)

  1. (Judaism, countable) The calling up of someone to the bimah for the reading of the Torah.
  2. (uncountable) The immigration of Jews to Israel.
  3. (countable) One of the major waves of immigration of Jews to Israel.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural used for the "wave of immigration" sense is almost exclusively aliyot.

Antonyms[edit]

  • (immigration from Israel): yerida

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