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English noun: aliyah

1. aliyah (communication) (Judaism) the honor of being called up to the reading desk in the synagogue to read from the Torah

SamplesHe was called on for an aliyah.

Broader (hypernym)accolade, award, honor, honour, laurels

Domain categoryJudaism

2. aliyah (act) (Judaism) immigration of Jews to Israel

SamplesStudents making aliyah.

Broader (hypernym)immigration, in-migration

Domain categoryJudaism

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