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uh lee uh

  • n  (Judaism) the honor of being called up to the reading desk in the synagogue to read from the Torah
    he was called on for an aliyah
  • n  (Judaism) immigration of Jews to Israel
    students making aliyah

  • Each aliyah had its own characteristics and dreams for the new state.
  • In recent years the real possibility of aliyah ("ascent" to the homeland) has been realized.
  • For others, aliyah to the existing Jerusalem is not necessary to reach the ideal one.
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  • Daniel Ayalon in PR Newswire (press release)
    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...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel News Agency
    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."
  • Eddie Jordan in USA Today
    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... Natan Sharansky Ha'aretz Jun 25, 2009 2732 3764 alka-seltzer It's like Alka-Seltzer," Sixers head coach Eddie Jordan said. "For any you that are old enough to remember the commercial: plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is."

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