aliyah aliyah  /ə ˈli ə/


  1. (n) (Judaism) the honor of being called up to the reading desk in the synagogue to read from the Torah
  2. (n) (Judaism) immigration of Jews to Israel


  1. Each aliyah had its own characteristics and dreams for the new state.
  2. For others, aliyah to the existing Jerusalem is not necessary to reach the ideal one.
  3. She and Myerson were married in 1917, and in 1921 she persuaded him to sail to Palestine with her as a member of the third aliyah, or wave of immigration.


  1. Movie Review: In ‘Aliyah,’ a Trip From France to Israel Is Dangerous

    In “Aliyah,” a low-level drug dealer in Paris, who longs to give up his perilous occupation, is given an opportunity to start life over in Israel.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. In ‘Aliyah,’ a Trip From France to Israel Is Dangerous

    Cédric Kahn, left, and Pio Marmaï portray brothers in Paris. The anxiety that infuses the elliptical family drama “Aliyah” is underscored by Schoenberg’s feverish, brooding “Verklärte Nacht.”
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Times

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  1. "Aliyah is the ultimate means to securing the future of the State of Israel and the Jewish people," commented Ambassador Ayalon in his new position as Co-Chairman of Nefesh B'Nefesh. "Having had the distinct honor of serving the State of...
    on Jan 9, 2007 By: Daniel Ayalon Source: PR Newswire (press release)

  2. "I thank you for coming, I thank you for participating, but I ask you to do one more thing," Netanyahu said to the athletes. "I ask that you make aliyah, not just for the Maccabiah. Come and be one of us, every day of the year."
    on Jul 14, 2009 By: Benjamin Netanyahu Source: Israel News Agency

  3. "One of our main aims of course is [promoting] aliyah, but today when more than 90 percent of the world's Jews live either in Israel, America, France or [other safe] countries like this, you cannot encourage people to make aliyah if they don't have...
    on Jun 25, 2009 By: Natan Sharansky Source: Ha'aretz

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