Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Ha·​sha·​nah | \ ˌräsh-(h)ə-ˈshä-nə How to pronounce Rosh Hashanah (audio) , ˌrōsh-, -ˈshō- \

Definition of Rosh Hashanah

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

First Known Use of Rosh Hashanah

1594, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Rosh Hashanah

Late Hebrew rōsh hashshānāh, literally, beginning of the year

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“Rosh Hashanah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rosh%20Hashanah. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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Rosh Hashanah

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English Language Learners Definition of Rosh Hashanah

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

Rosh Hashanah

noun
Rosh Ha·​sha·​nah | \ ˌrōsh-hə-ˈshō-nə How to pronounce Rosh Hashanah (audio) \

Kids Definition of Rosh Hashanah

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

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