Definitions

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  • n. The emigration of Jews from Israel

Etymologies

Hebrew ירידה (y'ridá). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Though more Israelis emigrate (derogatorily referred to as yerida "going down," in Hebrew) than repatriate, in 2008 the difference between the two - 8,500 - was the lowest since 1987.

    JPost.com - Front Page

  • But 5 years and Kat's yerida notwithstanding, it is still holding true.

    English-writing Israeli-bloggers

  • On the other hand, the secular nationalism of Zionism and the state of Israel has messianic religious underpinnings, both conscious and unconscious, and the use of the Hebrew language provides a host of examples of this (such as calling immigration to Israel aliyah - ascent, and emigration yerida - descent).

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