What Is Hoshana Rabbah? Originally Published September 4-5, 2020.

Hoshana Rabbah, observed on the seventh day of the festival Sukkot (Aramaic הוֹשַׁעְנָא רַבָּא from the Hebrew – which we recognize from the Hallel – הוֹשִֽׁיעָה נָּא), is sometimes referred to as the “Great Supplication,” also sometimes called a “mini-Yom Kippur.”  It is described in Psalms 118:25. The name means, in Aramaic, “Great Hoshana,” or “Save Read More…