- Aliyah (uh-LEE-uh; ah-lee-AH)
Lit. ascension. 1) Reading from the Torah (or reciting a blessing over the reading) during services, which is considered an honor (generally referred to in English as having or getting an aliyah and pronounced uh-LEE-uh). 2) Immigrating to Israel (generally referred to in English as making aliyah and pronounced ah-lee-AH).
Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation
The Land of Israel - Israel Today