[ 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.
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Origin of aliyah
From the Hebrew: word ʿăliyyāh literally, ascent, rise
Words nearby aliyah
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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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