Rosh Hashanah

/rohsh" hah shaw"neuh, -shah"-, heuh-, rawsh"/; Ashk. Heb. /rddohsh" hah shaw"neuh/; Seph. Heb. /rddawsh" hah shah nah"/
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.
Also, Rosh Hashana, Rosh Hashonoh, Rosh Hashono.
[1840-50; < Heb rosh hashshanah lit., beginning of the year]

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Jewish New Year.

Sometimes called the Day of Judgment, Rosh Hashanah falls on Tishri 1 (in September or October) and ushers in a 10-day period of self-examination and penitence that ends with Yom Kippur. The liturgy includes the blowing of the ram's horn, or shofar, a call for spiritual awakening associated with the giving of the Law to Moses on Mount Sinai. It is also called the Day of Remembrance, since it celebrates the creation of the world and the responsibilities of the Jews as God's chosen people. It is a solemn but hopeful holiday; bread and fruit dipped in honey are eaten as omens of sweetness for the year ahead.

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