Shemini Atzereth

or She·mi·ni A·tze·ret, She·mi·ni A·tze·res

[ shuh-mee-nee at-ser-es, -min-ee; Sephardic Hebrew she-mee-neeah-tse-ret; Ashkenazic Hebrew shuh-mee-nee ah-tsey-ris ]

  1. 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

First recorded in 1900–05, Shemini Atzereth is from Hebrew Shəmīnī ʿăṣereth literally, “eighth meeting”

Words Nearby Shemini Atzereth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023