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Definition of "aliyah" []

  • The immigration of Jews into Israel. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aliyah" in a sentence
  • "Since immigration to Israel is seen by Zionist ideology as “going up” (hence the Hebrew term aliyah), the newcomers are considered olim (“those who ascend”)."
  • "Israel allows anyone of Jewish heritage to use what is called aliyah, or the Law of Return, to become a citizen, but the military draft can be an issue."
  • "The distinction appears to be maintained in only a few ritual realms such as aliyah, minyan and tefillin."