- 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
The immigration of Jews into Israel or into Palestine before the founding of the state of Israel: The young couple made aliyah.
Origin of aliyahHebrew ‘ăl&imacron;yâ, ascent, from ‘alâ, to ascend; see &ayin;ly in Semitic roots.
(plural aliyahs or aliyot)
Hebrew עלייה \ עֲלִיָּה (aliyá, “ascent”).
- A female given name of modern American usage, a variant of Aaliyah.