[ Sephardic Hebrew, English ah-lee-ah; for 1 also Ashkenazic Hebrew ah-lee-aw or, English, uh-lee-uh ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew, English ˌɑ liˈɑ; for 1 also Ashkenazic Hebrew ɑˈli ɔ or, English, əˈli ə /
noun, plural a·li·yahs, a·li·yos [ah-lee-yahz; for 1 also Ashkenazic Hebrew ah-lee-awz or, English, uh-lee-uh z] /ˌɑ liˈyɑz; for 1 also Ashkenazic Hebrew ɑˈli ɔz or, English, əˈli əz/, a·li·yot [Sephardic Hebrew ah-lee-awt] /Sephardic Hebrew ˌɑ liˈɔt/.
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.
Origin of aliyah
From the Hebrew: word ʿăliyyāh literally, ascent, rise
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British Dictionary definitions for aliyot
(aliˈja) plural -yoth (-ˈjɒt) immigration to the Holy Land
(əˈliːə) 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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