Rosh Hashona

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Rosh Ha·sha·nah

also Rosh Ha·sha·na or Rosh Ha·sho·na or Rosh Ha·sho·nah  (rôsh′ hə-shô′nə, -shä′-, hä-, hä-shä-nä′)
The Jewish New Year, observed on the first day or the first and second days of Tishri and marked by solemnity as well as festivity.

[Hebrew rō'š haš-šānâ : rō'š, head, beginning; see rʔš in Semitic roots + ha-, the + šānâ, year; see šn in Semitic roots.]
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Noun1.Rosh Hashona - (Judaism) a solemn Jewish feast day celebrated on the 1st or 1st and 2nd of TishriRosh Hashona - (Judaism) a solemn Jewish feast day celebrated on the 1st or 1st and 2nd of Tishri; noted for the blowing of the shofar
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
feast day, fete day - a day designated for feasting
High Holiday, High Holy Day - Jewish holy days observed with particular solemnity
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Marge Piercy's "The Late Year" contains five beautifully chiseled stanzas reflecting the poet's predilection for a late-in-the-year Rosh Hashona because of the holiday's partnership with ".
Passover has always been a favorite for secular Jews, but more recently an attempt has been made to reinterpret and develop ceremonies and programs for those holidays that have traditionally been thought of as purely religious-particularly Rosh Hashona (the Jewish new year) and Yom Kippur.