Pronunciation: ( Seph. Heb.,Eng.ä"lē-ä'; for 1 also Ashk. Heb.ä-lē'ô or,Eng.,u-lē'u),[key] —n., —pl.a•li•yahs, a•li•yosPronunciation: (ä"lē-yäz'; for 1 also Ashk. Heb.ä-lē'ôz or,Eng.,u-lē'uz),[key]a•li•yotPronunciation: ( Seph. Heb.ä"lē-ôt').[key] 1. the act of proceeding to the reading table in a synagogue for the reading of a portion from the Torah.
2. the immigration of Jews to Israel, either as individuals or in groups.
3. any of the major waves of Jewish immigration to Palestine or Israel.