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Rosh Hashanah

noun [U] (also Rosh Hashana)     /ˌrɒʃ.hæʃˈɑː.nə/ US  /ˌroʊʃ.həˈʃɔː.nə/
the Jewish New Year holiday , held in September Religious festivalsCelebrations, parties and special occasions
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