Meaning of Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Ha•sha•nah

Pronunciation: (rōsh' hä-shô'nu, -shä'-, hu-, rôsh'Ashk. Heb.rōsh' hä-shô'nuSeph. Heb.rôsh' hä-shä-nä'), [key]
  1. a Jewish high holy day that marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year, celebrated on the first and second days of Tishri by Orthodox and Conservative Jews and only on the first day by Reform Jews.
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