yerida

Alternative Spellings

yeridah

Definitions

  • emigration from Israel

Example Sentences

  • Ehud made yerida by moving to Los Angeles from Tel Aviv.

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

ירידה 'going down,' opposite of aliyah, to ascend, the term used for when people move to Israel.

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

Notes

generally used to indicate a disapproving stance toward emigration

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