from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The Jewish New Year, observed on the first day or the first and second days of Tishri and marked by solemnity as well as festivity.
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- proper n. The Jewish holiday marking the start of the liturgical year, taking place on the first two days of Tishrei, 163 days after the first day of Passover.
- n. A specific occurrence of this holiday.
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- n. (Judaism) a solemn Jewish feast day celebrated on the 1st or 1st and 2nd of Tishri; noted for the blowing of the shofar
The day before Rosh Hashanah is known as Erev Rosh Hashanah in Hebrew "Rosh Hashanah eve".
Philo, in his treatise on the festivals, calls Rosh Hashanah the festival of the sacred moon and feast of the trumpets, and explains the blowing of the trumpets as being a memorial of the giving of the Torah and a reminder of God's benefits to mankind in general "De Septennario," § 22.
And let's talk about this for just a second: the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, that is under way as we speak.
It is a time of penance, with "The Ten Days of Penitence" beginning on Rosh Hashanah, which is the Day of Judgment, and ending on [[Yom Kippur]], which is the Day of Atonement.
It is a time of penance, with "The Ten Days of Penitence" beginning on Rosh Hashanah, which is the Day of Judgment, and ending on
With the Jewish new year, also known as Rosh Hashanah, comes a table full of symbolic foods.
Rosh Hashanah, which is the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, are occasions of peak attendance at synagogues.
Beginning tonight, Friday September 18th, the Jewish New Year or "Rosh Hashanah" begins, and tomorrow, the first day of Navaratri.
The term "Rosh Hashanah" does not appear in the Torah.
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