Hoshana Rabbah

Hoshana Rab·​bah
variants: or Hoshanah Rabbah or Hoshana Rabba \ -​ˈrä(ˌ)bä , -​bə \

Definition of Hoshana Rabbah

: the 7th day of the Festival of Sukkoth observed on the 21st day of Tishri with special prayers and ceremonies in the synagogue by Orthodox and Conservative Jews

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History and Etymology for Hoshana Rabbah

Aramaic hōshaʽnā rabbā

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