Aliyah is a Hebrew word meaning that a Jew is returning home totheir land, Israel. Many folks who are Jewish move back to Israelto be close to and live in the center of the Je…wish people. I amplanning on making Aliyah so I can live in Israel and live out therest of my life as a Jew living amongst other Jews, where I canhave a daily integration with other people who have the samebeliefs as I have. It takes months of preparation. Once there,there are classes to take to learn Hebrew. Also, because I have notbeen an observant Jew, I would want to take classes to learn moreabout the Jewish faith and begin attending synagogue services andjoining in with others for all the Holy Days and celebrations thatthe Jewish people hold so dear to their hearts. Making Aliyah isthe life-long dream of many Jews!! .
Answer 2 "Aliyah" is a Hebrew word that translates as "ascent", "climb","up-going" etc. A Jew who receives the honor during the Sabbathsynagogue service of walking to the reading table and witnessingthe reading of a portion of the Torah is "given an Aliyah", and aJew who migrates to live in Israel "makes aliyah"; ascends. That'sthe sense in which the word is used to describe emigration toIsrael. It really tells you a lot about how such a move is viewed... so much more than just a physical relocation. (MORE)