- the act or process of Jews moving to Israel, as to fulfill Zionist ideals or religious duty: often in the phrase make aliyah, to engage in this act or process
- the honor of being called on to read the Torah in a Jewish religious service
Origin of aliyahModern Hebrew aliyah from Heb, literally , a going up, ascent
nounpl. a·li·yahs, also a·li·yot or A·li·yahs also A·li·yot
- Immigration by Jews into Israel or into Palestine before the founding of the state of Israel: The young couple made aliyah.
- Any of the historical waves of such immigration.
Origin of aliyahHebrew 'ălīyâ ascent from 'ālâ to ascend &ayin;ly
(plural aliyahs or aliyot)
Hebrew עלייה \ עֲלִיָּה (aliyá, “ascent”).
- A female given name of modern American usage, a variant of Aaliyah.