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Rosh Hashanah

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noun Rosh Ha·sha·nah \ˌräsh-(h)ə-ˈshä-nə, ˌrōsh-, -ˈshō-\

Simple Definition of Rosh Hashanah

  • : the Jewish New Year observed as a religious holiday in September or October

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Rosh Hashanah

  1. :  the Jewish New Year observed on the first day and by Orthodox and Conservative Jews also on the second day of Tishri

Origin of rosh hashanah

Late Hebrew rōsh hashshānāh, literally, beginning of the year


First Known Use: 1843

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