Meaning of aliyah
Pronunciation: (Seph. Heb.,Eng.ä"lē-ä'for 1 also Ashk. Heb.ä-lē'ôor,Eng.,&schwa-lē'&schwa), [key]
— pl. a•li•yahs, a•li•yos a•li•yot
- the act of proceeding to the reading table in a synagogue for the reading of a portion from the Torah.
- the immigration of Jews to Israel, either as individuals or in groups.
- any of the major waves of Jewish immigration to Palestine or Israel.
- aliyah (Thesaurus)