Definition of Tishri in US English:


(also Tishrei)


  • (in the Jewish calendar) the first month of the civil and seventh of the religious year, usually coinciding with parts of September and October.

    • ‘It stands for the tenth day of the Jewish month of Tisri.’
    • ‘The major fast, Yom Kippur (Fast of Atonement), the holiest Jewish holiday, falls on the tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tishri.’
    • ‘In Lev. xvi. the single allusion to Azazel is as follows: On the tenth day of Tishri the high priest, after first performing the prescribed sacrifices for himself and his family, presented the victims for the sins of the people.’
    • ‘The High Holy Days come in Autumn, at the start of the month of Tishri.’
    • ‘The rules governing the detailed construction of the calendar are very complicated but the year begins on the first day of Tishri, an autumn month.’


From Hebrew tišrī.