rosh hashanah n : (judaism) a solemn jewish fast day celebrated on the 1st or 1st and 2nd of tishri; noted for the blowing of the shofar [syn: rosh hashanah, rosh hashana, rosh hashonah , rosh hashona, jewish new year]
Rosh Hashanah (, literally "head of the year") is the Jewish New Year. The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah , literally "day [of] shouting/blasting", sometimes translated as the Feast of Trumpets. It is the first of the High Holy Days ( Yamim Nora'im, lit. "Days of Awe") specified by , which usually occur in the early autumn of the Northern Hemisphere.