This article discusses the First Aliyah. The concept of Aliyah was derived from the Biblical image of the Jews in the Diaspora (exiled) who, as individuals or groups, were arriving and returning to live in Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel). The First Aliyah (1882-1903)
Aliyah originally signified “ascension” or “going up” of the children of Israel to Egypt as mentioned in the Jewish text Genesis 50:14 and Numbers 32:11. The First Aliyah (1882-1903)
Today, the term “Aliyah” simply means the migration of Jews to Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel). The First Aliyah (1882-1903)
The first known Aliyah of recent times took place in the period from 1882 until 1903 when the Jews from the Russian Empire started immigrating to Palestine, then a province of the Ottoman Empire. The First Aliyah (1882-1903)
The Russian Jews established themselves in towns that included Petah Tikva, Rishon LeZion, Rosh Pina and Zikhron Ya’aqov. The First Aliyah (1882-1903)
After the conquest of the first crusade, the Christian Crusaders established four Crusader states under the Holy Roman Empire. The First Aliyah (1882-1903)
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