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  • Celebrations held include simhat bat ceremonies celebrating the birth of a baby girl, bat mitzvah ceremonies, and “afrufs” (lit. “calling up,” an honorary aliyyah on the Shabbat before one’s wedding) for women about to be married.

    Women's Tefillah Movement. 2009


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  • His eyes were wide with curiosity when he was led in under the elaborately carved aliyyah protruding out over the main entrance.

    August 14, 2010

  • Hmmm. My entire comment was not posted here. The quotation marks were left off the quote below as well as the author's name (Costain). In addition, my first sentence: "I can't find the definition for this word" and my last sentence: "I only find definitions for 'aliyah' which is not the meaning I'm looking for. I think this aliyyah must be some sort of tent or awning structure" were left off. What's up with that?

    August 14, 2010

  • Spooky! Maybe post on the Feedback page?

    August 14, 2010

  • Maybe I should. Upon further reflection, it seems that the only part of my original comment that was posted was the part I put in quotation marks. But that didn't happen with my second comment.... Maybe I have angered the gods of aliyyah...

    August 14, 2010

  • *looks around*


    August 14, 2010