Shemini Atzereth


She·​mi·​ni Atze·​reth shə-ˈmē-nē-ät-ˈser-ət How to pronounce Shemini Atzereth (audio)
: a Jewish festival following the seventh day of Sukkoth and marked by a special prayer for seasonal rain

Examples of Shemini Atzereth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the day of the attacks, during the Jewish holiday weekend of Shemini Atzereth/Simchat Torah, meant to be a time of joyful dancing and exuberance, Israeli forces had been deployed to the West Bank in anticipation of settler violence and Palestinian responses. Joshua Leifer, The New York Review of Books, 28 Oct. 2023

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Word History


Late Hebrew shĕmīnī ʽăṣereth, from Hebrew shĕmīnī eighth + ʽăṣereth assembly

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Shemini Atzereth was in 1868

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“Shemini Atzereth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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