[ Sephardic Hebrew, English ah-lee-ah; for 1 also Ashkenazic Hebrew ah-lee-aw or, English, uh-lee-uh ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew, English 藢蓱 li藞蓱; for 1 also Ashkenazic Hebrew 蓱藞li 蓴 or, English, 蓹藞li 蓹 /
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noun, plural a路li路yahs, a路li路yos [ah-lee-yahz; for 1 also Ashkenazic Hebrew ah-lee-awz or, English, uh-lee-uhz], /藢蓱 li藞y蓱z; for 1 also Ashkenazic Hebrew 蓱藞li 蓴z or, English, 蓹藞li 蓹z/, a路li路yot [Sephardic Hebrew ah-lee-awt]. /Sephardic Hebrew 藢蓱 li藞蓴t/.
the act of proceeding to the reading table in a synagogue for the reading of a portion from the Torah.
the immigration of Jews to Israel, either as individuals or in groups.
any of the major waves of Jewish immigration to Palestine or Israel.
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Origin of aliyah

From the Hebrew word 士膬liyy膩h, literally, 鈥渁scent, rise鈥
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British Dictionary definitions for aliyah


noun Judaism
(ali藞ja) plural -yoth (-藞j蓲t) immigration to the Holy Land
(蓹藞li藧蓹) the honour of being called to read from the Torah

Word Origin for aliyah

from Hebrew, literally: act of going up, ascent
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