yerida

Pronunciations

yeridah (yeh-ree-DAH) listen
yeridah (yeh-ree-DAH) listen

Definitions

  • n. 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
      • South Africa

      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).

      Alternative Spellings

      yeridah

Notes

  • generally used to indicate a disapproving stance toward emigration; reflects classical Zionist ideology that portrays galut (Diaspora) as inherently "lower" than living in Israel.

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