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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-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 /
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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.

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Origin of Shemini Atzereth

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