Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah or Rosh Ha·sha·na, Rosh Ha·sho·noh, Rosh Ha·sho·no [rohsh hah-shaw-nuh, -shah-, huh-, rawsh; Ashkenazic Hebrew rohsh hah-shaw-nuh; Sephardic Hebrew rawsh hah-shah-nah] Word Origin noun

  1. a Jewish high holy day that marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year, celebrated on the first and second days of Tishri by Orthodox and Conservative Jews and only on the first day by Reform Jews.

Origin of Rosh Hashanah First recorded in 1840–50, Rosh Hashanah is from the Hebrew word rōsh hashshānāh literally, beginning of the year British Dictionary definitions for rosh hashanah Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashana noun

  1. the festival marking the Jewish New Year, celebrated on the first and second days of Tishri, and marked by penitential prayers and by the blowing of the shofar

Word Origin for Rosh Hashanah from Hebrew rōsh hasshānāh, literally: beginning of the year, from rōsh head + hash-shānāh year Word Origin and History for rosh hashanah Rosh Hashanah n.

Jewish new year, 1846, from Hebrew rosh hashshanah, literally “head of the year,” from rosh “head of” + hash-shanah “the year.”

rosh hashanah in Culture Rosh Hashanah [(rosh-huh-shah-nuh; rosh-huh-shoh-nuh)]

The festival of the New Year in Judaism, falling in September or October. Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the eight days in between are special days of penitence.

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