yom hashanah


yom hashanah (yohm hah-shah-NAH) listen


  • n. The anniversary of a person's death, generally marked by relatives in some way.

Example Sentences

  • "While many non-European Jews have adapted this term, I felt it was important to recognize there were other terms used by different groups of Mizrachi and Sephardi Jews including Nachla, Anyos, Meldado, Yom Hashana." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew


  • יום השנה yom hashana 'day of the year'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there


      • North America


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      yom hashana


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