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Rosh Hashanah definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: (Judaism) a solemn Jewish feast day celebrated on the 1st or 1st and 2nd of Tishri; noted for the blowing of the shofar [syn: Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashana, Rosh Hashonah, Rosh Hashona, Jewish New Year]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Late Hebrew r?sh hashsh?n?h, literally, beginning of the year Date: 1846 the Jewish New Year observed on the first day and by Orthodox and Conservative Jews also on the second day of Tishri

Britannica Concise

Jewish New Year. Sometimes called the Day of Judgment, Rosh Hashanah falls on Tishri 1 (in September or October) and ushers in a 10-day period of self-examination and penitence that ends with Yom Kippur. The liturgy includes the blowing of the ram's horn, or shofar, a call for spiritual awakening associated with the giving of the Law to Moses on Mt. Sinai. It is also called the Day of Remembrance, since it celebrates the creation of the world and the responsibilities of the Jews as God's chosen people. It is a solemn but hopeful holiday; bread and fruit dipped in honey are eaten as omens of sweetness for the year ahead.




 


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