oleh

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. Immigrant to Israel; a person who makes aliyah.

Example Sentences

  • "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." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • עולה

    • Who Uses This

      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      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).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      ole

Notes

  • fem: olah. plural: olim. Often used in the phrase olim chadashim 'new immigrants.'

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