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Turns out Everybody Likes to Talk about an Aliyah of the Soul

But not Philologos.

Ḥasidim Dancing by Adolf (Adi) Adler.

Ḥasidim Dancing by Adolf (Adi) Adler.

Observation
March 7 2018
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Philologos, the renowned Jewish-language columnist, appears twice a month in Mosaic. Questions for him may be sent to his email address by clicking here.


My appeal at the end of my column of two weeks ago for information on the expression “may his [or “her”] n’shamah [soul] have an aliyah” has met with a generous response. A large number of you have written to tell me what you know about this “bizarre” usage (as I called it), thus making it possible to construct a better profile of it.

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