shemini atzeret

Shemini Atzereth

[shuh-mee-nee at-ser-es, -min-ee; Sephardic Hebrew she-mee-nee ah-tse-ret; Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-mee-nee ah-tsey-ris]
noun
a Jewish festival celebrated on the 22nd day of Tishri, being the 8th day of Sukkoth: marked by a memorial service for the dead and prayers for rain in Israel.
Also, Shemini Atzeret, Shemini Atzeres.


Origin:
1900–05; < Hebrew Shəmīnī ʿăṣereth literally, eighth meeting

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