Aliyah is a unique word, although describing it as a term might be more accurate? ‘Ascending’ is perhaps the nearest English equivalent to this ancient Hebrew word, yet even that offering fails to fully capture its more subtle meaning. This word can encompass both a physical and spiritual ascent, when one is undertaking the act of Aliyah, but with an additional dimension of embracing a far greater power than we can ever hope to achieve alone. Therefore, there is also a mystical element involved. Yet, we’ve just explored this word as an active verb.
For Jews, Aliyah has two notable meanings. The first is a calling in a Jewish center of worship to where the Torah, the Holy Bible, is being publicly read; this can take place anywhere in the world. The other meaning refers to the calling of a Jew to ascend to the Jewish Homeland in Israel, to live there. The question of why a Jew should make Aliyah to Israel is amply covered elsewhere. Our focus is upon the actual process involved for a Jew making Aliyah to Israel, and includes useful information on getting established through finding jobs, a home, and other vital information key to a successful relocation.
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There is a single rock in the heart of Jerusalem, known as the foundation stone of the world. The concept of the world spreading outwards from one continent is based on both scientific and religious sources. The call to restore harmony on earth, often invokes the term – ‘Praying for the peace of Jerusalem.’
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While the focus of making Aliyah is very much a Hebrew precept related to the return of Jews to their homeland, there is also an international dimension to this act. On a fundamental level, simple acts of raising one’s own awareness in harmony with this mission, can help to also raise our own world into a better place for all mankind!
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