Tishri

Pronunciations

Tishrei (TEESH-ray) listen

Definitions

  • n. The first month of the Jewish calendar (or seventh if counting from Nisan).

Example Sentences

  • "Tishrei is considered the “head” of the year, and the reservoir from which we draw our strength and inspiration throughout the year ahead." (source)

  • "In a certain sense Tishrei is the most Jewish of all the months. Even people who for whatever reason no longer feel the stirrings of something beyond the material confines of day to day life, sometimes feel something move within them when they think about Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot – all of which take place in this month." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Heb. תִּשְׁרֵי tishrei / תִּשְׁרִי tishri > Yid. תּ(י)שרי tishrei

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      Tishrey, Tishre, Tishrei

Notes

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