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Hoshana Rabbah

or Ho·sha·nah Rab·bah

[ Sephardic Hebrew haw-shah-nah rah-bah; Ashkenazic Hebrew hoh-shah-naw rah-baw ]

noun

  1. the seventh day of the Jewish festival of Sukkoth, occurring on the twenty-first day of Tishri and having a special liturgy containing a series of invocations to God for forgiveness and salvation.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Hoshana Rabbah1

< Hebrew hōsh ( i ) ʿāh nnā save, we pray + rabbā the myriad, multitude

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