Pronunciation: (shu-mē'nē at-ser'es, -min'ē; Seph. Heb.she-mē-nē' ä-tse'ret; Ashk. Heb. shu-mē'nē ä-tsā'ris), [key]
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. Also,Shemi'ni Atze'ret,Shemi'ni Atze'res.
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