aliyah

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Etymology[edit]

From 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 of Jews to Israel): yerida

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Verb[edit]

aliyah (third-person singular simple present aliyahs, present participle aliyahing, simple past and past participle aliyahed)

  1. (intransitive, rare) To make aliyah, to immigrate to Israel.
    • 2004 February 13, Paul Abelest, “Why Zionists love anti-Semitism”, in soc.culture.israel, Usenet[1]:
      Anti-Semitism is a method of fooling Jews into aliyahing to Israel, the homeland, the sanctuary, in the pretence they will be safe. In the last 50 years how many Jews have died in Israel as a result of anti Jewish attacks....and how many have died in the diaspora?

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