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Shemini Atzereth

or Shemini Atzeret, Shemini Atzeres

[shuh-mee-nee at-ser-es, -min-ee; Sephardic Hebrew she-mee-nee ah-tse-ret; Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-mee-nee ah-tsey-ris] /ʃəˈmi ni ætˈsɛr ɛs, -ˈmɪn i; Sephardic Hebrew ʃɛ miˈni ɑˈtsɛ rɛt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ʃəˈmi ni ɑˈtseɪ rɪs/
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.
Origin of Shemini Atzereth
1900-05; < Hebrew Shəmīnī ʿăṣereth literally, eighth meeting Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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