"Going up." The honor of being called to recite the blessings before and after the Torah reading. Also refers to immigration to Israel, to "make aliyah" to Israel; plural: aliyot. Lit. "Ascent."
Learn about the Shabbat customs, traditions, and practices observed in synagogues and Jewish communities throughout the world.
Purim, occurring this year on March 20-21, is celebrated with a wonderful tradition of creating and sending food packages to friends and family.