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Noun: aliyah  aa'lee-yaa
  1. (Judaism) the honour of being called up to the reading desk in the synagogue to read from the Torah
    "he was called on for an aliyah"
  2. (Judaism) immigration of Jews to Israel
    "students making aliyah"

Derived forms: aliyahs

Type of: accolade, award, honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], immigration, in-migration, laurels

Encyclopedia: Aliyah