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Rosh Hashana Line breaks: Rosh Hash|ana
Pronunciation: /ˌrɒʃ həˈʃɑːnə/
(also Rosh Hashanah)

Definition of Rosh Hashana in English:


The Jewish New Year festival, held on the first (and sometimes the second) day of Tishri (in September). It is marked by the blowing of the shofar, and begins the ten days of penitence culminating in Yom Kippur.
Example sentences
  • One ambitious Jewish dater arranged a Rosh Hashanah visit to a local nursing home, during which she and her online match blew the shofar for residents who couldn't travel to a synagogue to hear it.
  • He granted that, since 1945, he had not known a Rosh Hashanah as dark as the one of 1982.
  • Shmitah begins this Rosh Hashanah, and I am very much looking forward to a restful Sabbath of the Land.


Hebrew, literally 'head (i.e. beginning) of the year'.

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