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(Judaism) the honor of being called up to the reading desk in the synagogue to read from the Torah

(Judaism) immigration of Jews to Israel

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Specifically, I argue that a passionate adherence to the philosophy and secular religion of Bildung (self-development) among non-Zionist German-Jewish refugees acted as an obstacle to integration into a society already firmly shaped by the core ideology of earlier Aliyot, namely, the Second (1905-1914) and Third (1917-1923) Aliyot, and their ideals of Zionist-socialism, collectivism, and the pioneering ethos.
These services feature both men and women taking part in leading services, including receiving aliyot.
There was an ersatz character to the manipulation required to make the pseudo-aliyot "look like" actual aliyot, and it might even be fair to say that the whole program was kept alive by the ad hominem attacks on the participants.
In the trading city of Livorno, those who had travelled back to Spain on business were not allowed to receive the honor of aliyot to the Torah.
Gordon, then of Minneapolis, Goldman appears to have shortened the Torah reading to seven aliyot of only three verses, and also abbreviated the Haftarah (Prophetic Reading).
Many of its innovations--bat mitzvah, Sephardic Hebrew, aliyot for women--would eventually become standard in Conservative synagogues.
Rabbi Yehuda Henkin analyzes the area of women's modesty, as well as the issues of handshaking, aliyot to the Torah, and dancing with a sefer Torah, and general topics such as questions of rabbinical misjudgment during the Holocaust and the relationship to Israel's government in the wake of the expulsion from Gush Katif.
At the seasonal holiday times of the three aliyot b'regel, foot ascents, referring to the religious imperative to ascend to and pray at the Temple in Jerusalem during the Pesach, Shavuot, and Succot holidays, the population of Jerusalem must have swelled immensely, and more water was needed than the local Jerusalem springs could supply.
Throughout, a variety of elegant solutions are used to deal with the special issues related to vocalization, trope, chapter notations, verse notations, parshah divisions, and aliyot.
Large committees were formed to handle such details as the selling of aliyot, the distribution of seat tickets, the pricing of the tickets, collecting tickets at the door, ushering, walking the floor to keep order during services, keeping order outside the synagogue, and the serving of refreshments.
The most obvious breakthroughs of the past 40 years in the synagogue sphere have been women's ordination, the proliferation of the bat mitzvah, women being counted in the minyan and having aliyot, and the advent of non-sexist liturgy and God-language.
Moreover, there is a lengthy Torah service that follows the traditional format of seven Aliyot interspersed with readings from the Torah.
The first Zionist settlers in Palestine were also greatly outnumbered by Arabs; if 180,000 Jewish settlers in Judea and Samaria are greatly outnumbered by over a million Arabs, that ratio is a good deal more favorable to the Zionists than what obtained during or after the first and second aliyot.