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  • noun Plural form of aliyah.
  • noun Plural form of aliya.


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  • It wasn't anything like sitting in a women's group talking about our mothers, when did you get your period, should women have aliyot [be called to the Torah], are men worth bothering with ...

    Women Who Dared - Merle Feld on CHALLENGES

  • The rabbis of the Conservative movement's Rabbinical Assembly decide that women may be allowed to offer blessings (aliyot) on the Torah.

    350th Celebration—Timeline

  • There was one woman among the three people who came to Hartuv to clean the first dwelling building, and it was the same in each of the other “aliyot” to the settlements.


  • And the 1955 minority decision on aliyot for women was widely disseminated, leading to a rapid increase in the number of congregations willing to call women to the Torah.

    Jewish Feminism in the United States.

  • On the strength of this liberal-halakhic ruling, adult women began to receive aliyot and to read from the Torah in the Conservative movement.

    Ritual: A Feminist Approach.

  • In the 1950s, these groups began including women in the minyan and allowing them to come up to the Torah for aliyot, as had been the case at the SAJ since the mid 1940s.

    Reconstructionist Judaism in the United States.

  • While the first aliyot were predominantly male, already in the 1930s the balance between Italian women and men in Israel reflected the family character of their migration.

    Italy, Modern.

  • Anshe Emet Congregation in Chicago made the bat mitzva a regular occurrence in the 1940s and held a service in 1952 conducted by women, at which women were called to the Torah for all the aliyot.

    Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Archival Resources on the History of Jewish Women in America.

  • When a Nasi [head of the Sanhedrin] dies, all the batei midrash are canceled and the people of the synagogue enter the synagogue [on Shabbat] and seven people read [the weekly portions of the Torah, ie the aliyot, as one must read the Torah in public] and thereafter they go away. [and pray as individuals, not as a community].

    On Mourning a Teacher - Danya Ruttenberg

  • Their families made aliyot when they were in their early teens, so their accent was fixed in the States.

    Luftmensch Reporter Watches the Rockets at Lebanese Border


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