Meaning of High Holidays in English:

High Holidays

(also High Holy Days)

plural noun

  • The Jewish festivals of Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana.

    Also called Days of Awe

    ‘On the Jewish High Holidays we take collective responsibility for our own lives and for the activities of the community and society of which we are a part.’
    • ‘I still took off for the High Holidays and I wouldn't drive on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, but I stopped going to shul.’
    • ‘My in-laws, who are amazing, usually come to London twice a year, for the High Holidays and for Pesach.’
    • ‘‘We use this synagogue only for the High Holidays and special occasions,’ the rabbi said proudly.’
    • ‘It is the beginning of the month of Elul, the period of introspection leading up to the High Holidays.’