Definition of High Holidays in English:

High Holidays

Syllabification: High Hol·i·days
(also High Holy Days)


  • The Jewish holy days of Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah. Also called Days of Awe.
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    • On the Jewish High Holidays we take collective responsibility for our own lives and for the activities of the community and society of which we are a part.
    • I still took off for the High Holidays and I wouldn't drive on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, but I stopped going to shul.
    • My in-laws, who are amazing, usually come to London twice a year, for the High Holidays and for Pesach.

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