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aliyah

noun ali·yah \ä-ˈlē-(ˌ)yä, ˌä-lē-ˈyä\

Definition of aliyah

  1. :  the immigration of Jews to Israel



Variants of aliyah

or aliya play \ä-ˈlē-(ˌ)yä, ˌä-lē-ˈyä\

Origin of aliyah

Modern Hebrew ʽalīyāh, from Hebrew, ascent


First Known Use: circa 1934


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