- Immigrant to Israel; a person who makes aliyah.
- "The Israeli government now realizes that there are countless challenges facing the average North American oleh and they have decided to take an active role in improving the situation." (http://www.nbn.org.il/aliyahpedia/finances/paying-taxes-in-israel-and-overseas/624-tax-benefits-on-income-earned-abroad.html)
Languages of Origin
- Modern Hebrew
- Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
- Australia / New Zealand
- South Africa
- Great Britain
- North America
- Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
- fem: olah. plural: olim. Often used in the phrase olim chadashim 'new immigrants.'
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