Turns out Everybody Likes to Talk about an Aliyah of the Soul https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/religion-holidays/2018/03/turns-out-everybody-likes-to-talk-about-an-aliyah-of-the-soul/

But not Philologos.

March 7, 2018 | Philologos
About the author: 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.

Ḥasidim Dancing by Adolf (Adi) Adler.

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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