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Definition of the noun aliyah

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noun - plural: aliyahs

  1. (Judaism) the honor of being called up to the reading desk in the synagogue to read from the Torah
  2. (Judaism) immigration of Jews to Israel
    • example: students making aliyah
    • domain: Judaism
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: immigration / in-migration = migration into a place

Alternative definition of the noun aliyah

noun

  1. The immigration of Jews into Israel.

People

  1. Aliyah a.k.a. Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an American singer, dancer, actress, and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 10, she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At age 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson's Blackground Records. Hankerson introduced her to R. Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number. The album sold three million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. After facing allegations of an illegal marriage with R. Kelly, Aaliyah ended her contract with Jive and signed with Atlantic Records.
  2. Aliyah a.k.a. Alyiah Walker is a pornographic actress.

There are other people with in their name, like Aliyah Carr, Aliyah Khan, Aliyah Najm, Aliyah Johnson and Aliyah O'Brien.

Character

Aliyah is a fictional character from the 2011 film Of Skies and Earth.

Film

"Aliyah" a.k.a. "Alyah" is a 2012 drama film written by Elie Wajeman and Gaëlle Macé and directed by Elie Wajeman.

Miscellanea

  1. Aliyah: An aliyah is the calling of a member of a Jewish congregation to the bimah for a segment of reading from the Torah.
  2. Aliyah is a 2012 TV series.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aliyah

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Google previewThe Spirituality of Welcoming (2006)

How to Transform Your Congregation Into a Sacred Community by Ron Wolfson

Aliyah is a warmer invitation to Judaism than keiruv. Keiruv can be construed as a “yanking in”; aliyah is a “calling up.” Keiruv is what Jews do to bring ...

Google previewPilgrimage-the Sacred Art (2013)

Journey to the Center of the Heart by Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook

Aliyah is a Hebrew word that means “ascent” or “going up.

Google previewTrauma, Memory and Identity in Five Jewish Novels from the Southern Cone (2012)

by Debora Cordeiro Rosa

The word aliyah is a Jewish term which refers to the immigration of Jews from the Diaspora to Israel. 63. Isaac Bashevis Singer, born in 1904 in Radzymin, Poland, died in 1991 in the United States. Singer received a Nobel Prize of Literature in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Judaism (2005)

by Sara E. Karesh, Mitchell M. Hurvitz

After the seven regular aliyot, an additional aliyah is given, called the maftir, which is a repetition of the last few verses. The person who has the honor of this aliyah often goes on to chant the day's selection from the NEVI'IM; this selection is ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Israeli Intelligence (2006)

by Ephraim Kahana

See also MOSSAD LE'ALIYAH BETH and appendix B. MOSSAD LE'ALIYAH BETH. The term Aliyah Beth (literally “B-immigration”) refers to the organized illegal entry of Jews into Palestine under the British Mandate in direct defiance of the ...

Google previewThe New Jewish Encyclopedia (1976)

by David Bridger, Samuel Wolk

YOUTH ALIYAH Hebrew name applied to the organized mass immigration of Jewish children and youth for settlement in Palestine. This immigration first started in 1934 when the Nazis came to power in Germany and it was necessary to find a ...

Google previewAn Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies (2007)

by Orlando O. Espín, James B. Nickoloff

ALIYAH This Hebrew word literally means "to go up." It has two distinct and important meanings in Jewish life. When the Torah is read at Jewish worship services, that particular Torah portion is subdivided into a specific number of parts.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Jewish Folklore and Traditions (2015)

by Raphael Patai

Organized aliyah (the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Jews (2010)

by Alan Unterman

° ALIYAH LE-REGEL the exiled Judeans from Babylon. The idea of “going up” to the Holy Land comes from the hilly nature of parts of Palestine, particularly of the area around Jerusalem. Throughout the ages, Jews have made the effort to ...

Google previewDictionary of Jewish Words (2010)

A JPS Guide by Joyce Eisenberg, Ellen Scolnic

aliyah n. Hebrew (ah-LEE-yah); pl. aliyot (ah-lee-YOTE) Literally, “to go up.” 1. The honor of being called up to the bimah to recite the blessings ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Judaism (2004)

by Alan Avery-Peck, Jacob Neusner

Aliyah (Hebrew: “going up”) “Ascent” in particular to the Land of Israel or, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Jewish Food (2010)

by Gil Marks

Then between 1882 and 1903, the existing Jewish communities were overwhelmed by about thirty thousand eastern Europeans escaping oppression and pogroms, known as the First Aliyah. Most of these early European arrivals were ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency (2003)

by W. Thomas Smith

Mossad Le Aliyah Beth On December 21, 1976, in a bungled attempt to sell Agency secrets to the Soviets, Moore tossed a package containing classified CIA documents over the fence of a Washington, D.C., apartment complex where ...

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Small photo of TEL-AVIV, ISRAEL - MAY 27, 2016: View of Givat Aliyah beach and nearby area, with locals and visitors, in the southern part of Jaffa, Now part of Tel-Aviv Yafo, IsraelSmall photo of TEL-AVIV, ISRAEL - MAY 27, 2016: View of Givat Aliyah beach and nearby area, with locals and visitors, in the southern part of Jaffa, Now part of Tel-Aviv Yafo, IsraelSmall photo of TEL-AVIV, ISRAEL - MAY 27, 2016: Panoramic view of Givat Aliyah beach and nearby area, with locals and visitors, in the southern part of Jaffa, Now part of Tel-Aviv Yafo, IsraelSmall photo of ISRAEL - CIRCA 1955: stamp printed in Israel, shows young girl against background of the ship, honor of 20th anniversary of Youth Aliyah, "Twentieth anniversary of Youth Aliyah", series, circa 1955Small photo of ISRAEL - CIRCA 1955: A stamp printed in Israel, shows boy learns the craft potter , issued in honor of 20th anniversary of Youth Aliyah, "Twentieth anniversary of Youth Aliyah", series, circa 1955Small photo of ISRAEL - CIRCA 1955: A stamp printed in Israel shows young girl against background of airplane, issued in honor of 20th anniversary of Youth Aliyah, twentieth anniversary of Youth Aliyah, circa 1955Small photo of ISRAEL - CIRCA 1955: An old used Israeli postage stamp issued in honor of 20th anniversary of Youth Aliyah with inscription "Immigration by ship women"; series, circa 1955 More...

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Sign language

Blessings for an Aliyah in Sign Language

Blessings when being called up to the Torah, in Sign Language.

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Scrabble value of A1L1I1Y4A1H4

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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