Tishrei or Tishri (תִּשְׁרִי, תִּשְׁרֵי, Standard HebrewTišri, Tišre, Tiberian HebrewTišrî, Tišrę: from Akkadiantašrītu "Beginning", from šurrű "To begin") is the first month of the ecclesiastical year and the seventh month of the civil year on the Hebrew calendar. The name comes from the Talmud. In the Bible it is called Ethanim. It is an autumn month of 30 days.
(Tishri 3) - Observed in memory of Gedaliah ben Ahikam, the Jewish governor of Judea appointed by Nebuchadnezzar (Sixth Century B.C.E.) to govern the conquered Judean territory.
(Tishri 21) - The seventh day of Sukkot, a half holiday, is marked by the recitation of many 'hosha-na' ("help us, we pray") prayers recited by worshippers carrying bundles of twigs from willow trees (which usually grow along river banks) as they make seven circuits of the synagogue.
(Tishri 23 in the Diaspora, Tishri 22 in Israel) - The holiday of 'Rejoicing in the Torah' on which the year-long cycle of Torah (the Pentateuch) reading is completed and re-started.
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