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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Judaism Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur. Also called High Holiday.
  • n. Judaism The period from Rosh Hashanah until the end of Yom Kippur, often spent in penitent self-examination.

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