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Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah
A shofar made from a ram's horn
Official name Hebrew: ראש השנה
Also called Jewish New Year
Observed by Judaism and Jews; Samaritans
Type Jewish; Samaritan
Significance .New year's day according to the Hebrew calendar.^ This holy day marks the first day of the Hebrew (civil) new year.
  • Rosh Hashanah's Fulfillment 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC endtimepilgrim.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Refraining from significance New years day according to the [[Hebrew calendar.
  • Rosh Hashanah - eHow.com 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

^ Rosh haShana (literally "Head of the Year"), is the Hebrew "New Year" according to the civil calendar.
  • ROSH HASHANA 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.yashanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Commemorates the creation of the world as narrated in the Bible.^ Rosh Hashanah commemorates the anniversary of creation and is a day in which the whole world is judged for the coming year.
  • Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) Party Favors for Holiday Theme Parties 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC party-supplies-store.com [Source type: General]

^ Rosh Hashanah does not commemorate any historical event in Jewish history but rather is acclaimed as the day of the world's creation.
  • Jewish Heritage Online Magazine 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.jhom.com [Source type: General]

^ General Information Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew for "head of the year") is the Jewish New Year, commemorating the creation of the world.
  • http://mb-soft.com/believe/txo/roshhash.htm 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC mb-soft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

it begins the ten days before .Yom Kippur Beginning of the ten "Days of Awe" culminating in Yom Kippur.^ This begins a final ten-day period beginning on Rosh HaShanah and ending on Yom Kippur.
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]
  • THE RAPTURE ON ROSH HASHANA 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The solemnizations continue for Ten Days of Repentance, culminating on Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement .
  • Rosh Hashanah - Learn About Rosh Hashanah the Jewish New Year or Feast of Trumpets 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC christianity.about.com [Source type: General]

^ It is also the beginning of the ten days of atonement called Yamim Noraim, which ends on Yom Kippur.
  • Rosh Hashanah And How To Celebrate The Jewish New Year By Nicola Kennedy At Isnare.com Ezine Articles 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.isnare.com [Source type: General]

Begins Start of first day of Tishrei
Ends End of second day of Tishrei
2009 date sunset, September 18 – sunset, September 20
2010 date sunset, September 8 – sunset, September 10
2011 date sunset, September 28 – sunset, September 30
Observances .Praying in synagogue, hearing the shofar.^ Hearing the shofar in the synagogue should have the same effect on us.
  • Guide to Rosh Hashana: The Shofar Blasts 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.mazornet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Jewish New Year |begins Start of first day of ends End of second day of [[Tishrei |observances Praying in synagogue, hearing the shofar.
  • Rosh Hashanah - eHow.com 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

^ One of the most important observances of this holiday is hearing the sounding of the shofar in the synagogue .
  • Judaism 101: Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.jewfaq.org [Source type: General]

.Festive meals with challah.^ Festive meals with challah.
  • Rosh Hashanah - eHow.com 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

^ This explains why there is a custom of eating a round loaf of bread called "Challah" at the holiday festive meal before the Rosh Hashanah Services.
  • Rosh Hashanah 5768 High Holy Days of Transformation :: The Valley News 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.myvalleynews.com [Source type: General]

^ On Erev Rosh Hashanah it is customary to set a festive table, with candles, challah , and wine and to invite guests for a pre-service meal.
  • Temple Beth Am, Seattle, WA - Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.templebetham.org [Source type: General]

.Auspicious foods such as apples dipped in honey, fish heads, as well as new fruits on the second night.^ Other customs such as eating apples dipped in honey are enjoyed.

^ Apples Dipped in Honey (tapuach b'dvash) .

^ Apples and Honey - On Rosh Hashanah, apples are dipped in honey.

Refraining from work.
Related to Yom Kippur, the "Day of Atonement."
Teshuvah
Return in Judaism:
repentance, atonement,
higher ascent
Yom Kippur in the Jerusalem Temple
In the Hebrew Bible:
Biblical Altars
Temple in Jerusalem
Korban
Prophecy in the Temple
Aspects:
Jacob wrestling the angelPrayerDveikut
Confession in Judaism
Atonement in Judaism
Love of God
Awe of God
Mystical approach
Ethical approach
Jewish meditation
Jewish services
Torah study
Tzedakah
Mitzvot
In the Jewish calendar:
Rosh HashanahMikveh before Yom KippurMourning on Tisha B'Av
Month of Elul · Selichot
Rosh Hashanah
Shofar · Tashlikh
Ten Days of Repentance
Kapparot · Mikveh
Yom Kippur
Sukkot · Simchat Torah
Ta'anit · Tisha B'Av
Passover · The Omer
Shavuot
Contemporary Judaism:
Baal teshuva movement
Jewish Renewal
Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה‎, literally "head of the year," Ashkenazic: [ˈɾoʃ haʃːɔˈnɔh], Israeli: [ˈʁoʃ haʃaˈna], Yiddish: [ˈrɔʃəˈʃɔnə]) is a Jewish holiday commonly referred to as the "Jewish New Year." It is observed on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar,[1] as ordained in the Torah, in Leviticus 23:24. .Rosh Hashanah is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim ("Days of Awe"), or Asseret Yemei Teshuva (Ten Days of Repentance) which are days specifically set aside to focus on repentance that conclude with the holiday of Yom Kippur.^ Rosh HaShanah is the day which celebrates the creation of the world; not the first but the sixth day.

^ Rosh Hashanah then, is not just a Jewish holiday.
  • Rosh Hashanah Unwrapped - Essays 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.chabad.org [Source type: General]

^ These people then have ten days to repent before their fates are sealed on Yom Kippur (Bavli Rosh Hashanah 16b).
  • ראש השנה - Rosh HaShanah and Yom Teru'ah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebrew4christians.com [Source type: Original source]

.Rosh Hashanah is the start of the civil year in the Hebrew calendar (one of four "new year" observances that define various legal "years" for different purposes as explained in the Mishnah and Talmud).^ Tishri 1 (Rosh Hashanah) is the new year for years (when we increase the year number).
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ This holy day marks the first day of the Hebrew (civil) new year.
  • Rosh Hashanah's Fulfillment 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC endtimepilgrim.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Tags: new year , Rosh Hashanah .
  • VIDEO / Shimon Peres' Rosh Hashanah greeting to the world - Haaretz - Israel News 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: News]

.It is the new year for people, animals, and legal contracts.^ Elul 1 is the new year for the tithing of animals.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is the Jewish New Year for people, animals and legal contracts.
  • Rosh Hashanah- the Prayer for Spiritual Rebirth 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.articlesbase.com [Source type: General]

^ The Jewish New Year for people, animals, and legal contracts, Rosh Hashana will begin at sunset on September 12th and ends at sunset at September 14th and a Rosh Hashanah Party will be held at that time.
  • Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) Party Supplies, Invitations, Decorations, Pinatas, Favors, Games 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC partysupplieshut.com [Source type: News]

.The Mishnah also sets this day aside as the new year for calculating calendar years and sabbatical (shmita) and jubilee (yovel) years.^ Sabbatical and Jubilee years begin at this time).

^ We set out lavish feasts, dipping apples in honey, for a sweet new year.

^ Rosh HaShanah is the head of the year on the civil calendar, and is also known as the birthday of the world since the world was created on this day ( Talmud, Rosh Hashanah 11a ).
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

.Jews believe Rosh Hashanah represents either analogically or literally the creation of the World, or Universe.^ In a sense, Rosh HaShanah is a repeat of Creation.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh Hashanah celebrates the creation of the world...
  • Rosh Hashanah- the Prayer for Spiritual Rebirth 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.articlesbase.com [Source type: General]

^ We celebrate Rosh Hashanah as the anniversary of creation.
  • Eby - Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.benyehuda.us [Source type: Original source]

.However, according to one view in the Talmud, that of R. Eleazar, Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of man, which entails that five days earlier, the 25 of Elul, was the first day of creation of the Universe.^ Rosh Hashanah Day 2 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In a sense, Rosh HaShanah is a repeat of Creation.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Birthday of the World Rosh HaShanah is the day on which G-d completed the creation of this world, by creating Adam, the original man.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

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The Mishnah, the core text of Judaism's oral Torah, contains the first known reference to Rosh Hashanah as the "day of judgment." In the Talmud tractate on Rosh Hashanah it states that three books of account are opened on Rosh Hashanah, wherein the fate of the wicked, the righteous, and those of an intermediate class are recorded. .The names of the righteous are immediately inscribed in the book of life, and they are sealed "to live."^ If we are worthy, we are inscribed in the Book of Life.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

^ The names of the righteous are immediately inscribed, and they are sealed "to live."
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^ On Rosh Hashanah, it is said that God records the future in the Book of Life which is then sealed on Yom Kippur.
  • Rosh Hashanah Gifts & Crafts - Greetings for a Happy New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.grandparents.com [Source type: General]

.The middle class are allowed a respite of ten days, until Yom Kippur, to repent and become righteous; the wicked are "blotted out of the book of the living."^ The books are the book of the righteous, the book of the wicked, and the book of remembrance.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It ushers in the ten days of repentance leading up to Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
  • http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/BibleStudyAndTheology/jewishroots/Rosh_Hashanah_Jews_For_Jesus.aspx?WT.mc_id=RoshHashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.cbn.com [Source type: General]

^ It will be the final blow-out Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur .
  • Rosh Hashanah's Fulfillment 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC endtimepilgrim.org [Source type: Original source]

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Contents

Malchuyot, zichronot, shofrot

.In Jewish liturgy Rosh Hashanah is described as "the day of judgment" (Yom ha-Din) and "the day of remembrance" (Yom ha-Zikkaron).^ Rosh Hashanah will begin on the following days: .
  • Lesson Plan - Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC teacherlink.ed.usu.edu [Source type: General]

^ So Rosh HaShanah is not merely the first day of the Jewish calendar.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Note that Rosh Hashanah is also called "Yom ha-Zikaron," the "Day of Remembrance" ( Lev.
  • ראש השנה - Rosh HaShanah and Yom Teru'ah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebrew4christians.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some midrashic descriptions depict God as sitting upon a throne, while books containing the deeds of all humanity are opened for review, and each person passing in front of Him for evaluation of his or her deeds.^ It is believed that God evaluates the past deeds of his men from his golden throne.
  • Rosh Hashanah- the Prayer for Spiritual Rebirth 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.articlesbase.com [Source type: General]

^ The Day of the Lord will see Him make short work of all His enemies, both angelic and human.
  • Rosh Hashanah's Fulfillment 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC endtimepilgrim.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared the L-rd and that thought upon His Name.
  • Sichos In English: Rosh Hashanah, 5747 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.sichosinenglish.org [Source type: Original source]

The Talmud provides the guidelines for the day's prayers and the rationale for the three central ideas behind the day:
."The Holy One said, 'on Rosh Hashanah recite before Me [verses of] Sovereignty, Rememberance, and Shofar blasts (malchuyot, zichronot, shofrot): Sovereignty so that you should make Me your King; Remembrance so that your remembrance should rise up before Me.^ On Rosh Hashanah you must be wise.

^ On Rosh Hashanah you must be joyous...

^ We are finally ready to uncover the hint to the essence of Rosh Hashanah in the verse in the Torah, "a remembrance with shofar blasts."
  • Hanefesh: Jewish Laws and Customs for the High Holiday of Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hanefesh.com [Source type: Original source]

And through what? Through the Shofar.' .(Rosh Hashanah 16a, 34b)"[4] This is reflected in the prayers composed by the classical rabbinic sages for Rosh Hashanah found in all machzorim where the theme of the prayers is the strongest theme is the "coronation" of God as King of the universe in preparation for the acceptance of judgments that will follow on that day, symbolized as "written" into a Divine book of judgments, that then hang in the balance for ten days waiting for all to repent, then they will be "sealed" on Yom Kippur.^ A theme associated with Rosh Hashanah is the theme " to awake " .

^ Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, is a day of repentance, prayer, forgiveness…and fasting.

^ Rosh Hashanah therefore represents the day that God began to rule as King of the Universe.
  • ראש השנה - Rosh HaShanah and Yom Teru'ah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebrew4christians.com [Source type: Original source]

.The assumption is that everyone was sealed for life and therefore the next festival is Sukkot (Tabernacles) that is referred to as "the time of our joy" (z'man simchateinu.^ This shall be the time of reassessment, our own internal judgement – are we worthy of another year of life?
  • Eby - Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.benyehuda.us [Source type: Original source]

^ We wish to establish the next generation of scholars, social reformers, and sentinels of our heritage and our way of life.
  • Eby - Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.benyehuda.us [Source type: Original source]

^ The Aseret Yemei Teshuvah, or Ten Days of Repentance, provide a time for us to repent and turn whole-heartedly to the LORD in order to be sealed into the Book of Life.
  • ראש השנה - Rosh HaShanah and Yom Teru'ah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebrew4christians.com [Source type: Original source]

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Observance of the day

.Rosh Hashanah is observed as a day of rest (Leviticus 23:24) like other Jewish holidays.^ Rosh Hashanah then, is not just a Jewish holiday.
  • Rosh Hashanah Unwrapped - Essays 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.chabad.org [Source type: General]

^ Rosh Hashanah Day 2 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh HaShanah is observed for two days.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

.When not on Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah is characterized by the blowing of the shofar,[5] a trumpet made from a ram's horn and not from the horn of any other kind of animal, intended to symbolically awaken the listeners from their "slumbers" and alert them to the coming judgment.^ The shofar is a ram's horn which is blown somewhat like a trumpet.
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Usually made from a rams horn, a shofar can also be made from the horns of other animals, including those of a goat or sheep.
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Shofars are horns from rams or similar animals and are meant to recall this episode.
  • Guide to Rosh Hashana: The Shofar Blasts 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.mazornet.com [Source type: Original source]

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Services and greetings

.There are a number of additions to the regular Jewish service, most notably an extended repetition of the Amidah prayer for both Shacharit and the longest Mussaf of any holiday.^ Sung by the cantor, the Kol Nidrei is one of the most solemn prayers in the Jewish Liturgy.
  • Celebrating Rosh Hashanah » Naples Daily News 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.naplesnews.com [Source type: General]

^ The Jewish New Year is the most Holy and significant holiday.
  • Rosh Hashanah Gifts Judaica | Jewish Gift Store with Jewish Jewelry and Judaica for Jewish Weddings, Kippot for Bar Mitzvahs and Holidays - jJudaica.com 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.jjudaica.com [Source type: General]

^ HowStuffWorks "How Rosh Hashanah Works" Rosh Hashanah is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish religion.
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

The traditional Hebrew greeting on Rosh Hashanah is שנה טובה shana tova [ʃaˈna toˈva] for "[a] good year", or shana tova umetukah for "[a] good and sweet year." Because Jews and the world are being judged by God for the coming year, a longer greeting translates as "may you be written and sealed for a good year" (ketiva ve-chatima tovah). .It is customary that during the afternoon of the first day (second day if the first coincides with Shabbath) the practice of tashlikh is observed, in which prayers are recited near natural flowing water, and one's sins are symbolically cast into the water.^ Tashlikh - On Tishri 1, during the afternoon, many Jews perform the ritual of "tashlikh," or "casting off," a ceremony in which Jews symbolically cast their sins into a body of water.
  • ראש השנה - Rosh HaShanah and Yom Teru'ah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebrew4christians.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Tashlikh is normally observed on the afternoon of the first day, before afternoon services.
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ One of the high points of Rosh HaShanah in Uman is Tashlikh, on the afternoon of the first day.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

.Many also have the custom to throw bread or pebbles into the water, to symbolize the "casting off" of sins.^ Tashlich - ("casting off") A traditional ceremony in which individuals symbolically cast their sins into a body of water.
  • ראש השנה - Rosh HaShanah and Yom Teru'ah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebrew4christians.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Another custom is Tashlich , a symbolic casting off of transgressions.
  • Rosh Hashanah 5770 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.aish.com [Source type: General]

^ The traditional way to do so is to throw crumbs of breads into water after Torah verse to cast off the sins into the depth of the sea.
  • Rosh Hashanah- the Prayer for Spiritual Rebirth 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.articlesbase.com [Source type: General]

Names and origins

.The term "Rosh Hashanah" does not appear in the Torah.^ So, "awake" is a term or idiom for Rosh HaShanah .
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So, "awake" is a term or idiom for Rosh HaShanah.
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Terms relating to Rosh Hashanah .
  • ראש השנה - Rosh HaShanah and Yom Teru'ah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebrew4christians.com [Source type: Original source]

.Leviticus 23:24 refers to the festival of the first day of the seventh month as "Zicaron Terua" ("a memorial with the blowing of horns").^ On the first day of the seventh month of the Jewish Calendar.

^ Held the first day of seventh month - Leviticus 23:24 ; Numbers 29:1 A memorial of blowing of trumpets - Leviticus 23:24 A holy convocation and rest - Leviticus 23:24,25 Sacrifices at - Numbers 29:2-6 .

^ How is it that the beginning of the year appears on the first day of the seventh month?
  • Rosh Hashanah Unwrapped - Essays 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.chabad.org [Source type: General]

.Numbers 29:1 calls the festival Yom Terua, ("Day [of] blowing [the horn]") and symbolizes a number of subjects, such as the Binding of Isaac and the animal sacrifices that were to be performed.^ Feast of Trumpets - Day of Blowing yom teruah Numbers 29 .

^ The binding of Isaac for sacrifice .

^ The second day of Rosh Hashana we read Genesis 22 regarding "Aikedas Yitzchak," the test of Avraham to prepare his son, Isaac, as a sacrifice; this, too, took place on Rosh Hashana.
  • Rosh Hashanah 5770 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.aish.com [Source type: General]

[7][8] .(In Ezekiel 40:1 there is a general reference to the time of Yom Kippur as the "beginning of the year",[7] but it is not referring specifically to the holiday of Rosh Hashanah.^ Rosh Hashanah then, is not just a Jewish holiday.
  • Rosh Hashanah Unwrapped - Essays 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.chabad.org [Source type: General]

^ This begins a final ten-day period beginning on Rosh HaShanah and ending on Yom Kippur.
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh Hashanah is a time for joy, a time for new beginnings.
  • Rosh Hashanah Cards, Free Rosh Hashanah eCards, Greeting Cards from 123greetings.com 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.123greetings.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Number of days

.The Hebrew Bible defines Rosh Hashanah as a one-day observance, and since days in the Hebrew calendar begin at sundown, the beginning of Rosh Hashanah is at sundown at the end of 29 Elul.^ Since then, I have never forgotten Rosh Hashanah.
  • Who is this Rosh Hashanah person anyway? - Boing Boing 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: General]

^ So Rosh HaShanah is not merely the first day of the Jewish calendar.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This begins a final ten-day period beginning on Rosh HaShanah and ending on Yom Kippur.
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.The rules of the Hebrew calendar are designed such that the first day of Rosh Hashanah will never occur on the first, fourth, or sixth day of the Jewish week[9] (i.e., Sunday, Wednesday, or Friday).^ Rosh Hashanah then, is not just a Jewish holiday.
  • Rosh Hashanah Unwrapped - Essays 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.chabad.org [Source type: General]

^ Rosh Hashanah Day 2 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

^ On the first day of the seventh month of the Jewish Calendar.

.Since the time of the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE and the time of Rabban Yohanan ben Zakkai, normative Jewish law appears to be that Rosh Hashanah is to be celebrated for two days, due to the difficulty of determining the date of the new moon.^ Rosh Hashanah then, is not just a Jewish holiday.
  • Rosh Hashanah Unwrapped - Essays 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.chabad.org [Source type: General]

^ Rosh Hashanah Day 2 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of Tishri .

[7] .Nonetheless, there is some evidence that Rosh Hashanah was celebrated on a single day in Israel as late as the thirteenth century CE.^ Rosh Hashanah Day 2 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh HaShanah is observed for two days.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We celebrate Rosh Hashanah as the anniversary of creation.
  • Eby - Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.benyehuda.us [Source type: Original source]

[10] .Orthodox, Conservative Judaism, and Reconstructionist Judaism now generally observe Rosh Hashanah for the first two days of Tishrei, even in Israel where all other Jewish holidays dated from the new moon last only one day.^ Rosh Hashanah Day 2 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So Rosh HaShanah is not merely the first day of the Jewish calendar.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I guess I do not understand the "Jewish Rosh Hashanah holiday" because I do not understand the two quotes.
  • Rosh Hashanah 2007 - Winds of Change.NET 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: Original source]

.The two days of Rosh Hashanah are said to constitute "Yoma Arichtah" (Aramaic: "one long day").^ Rosh Hashanah Day 2 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Creating a two-day Rosh HaShanah was also intended to strengthen observance of each day; in the rabbinic view, the two days are regarded as a yoma arikhta, one long day.
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh HaShanah is observed for two days.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

.The observance of a second day is a later addition and does not follow from the literal reading of Leviticus.^ The second day of Rosh Hashana we read Genesis 22 regarding "Aikedas Yitzchak," the test of Avraham to prepare his son, Isaac, as a sacrifice; this, too, took place on Rosh Hashana.
  • Rosh Hashanah 5770 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.aish.com [Source type: General]

^ The bible-thumpers should read all of Leviticus 23 and ask themselves how many of the multiple rules they follow, or the condemnation that is waiting if they don’t.
  • Think Progress » White House celebrates Rosh Hashanah a week early. 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year, begins at sundown, followed by Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, ten days later.
  • Did the UFC have to fight on Rosh Hashanah? - Cagewriter - UFC Blog - Yahoo! Sports 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC sports.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

.In Reform Judaism, some communities only observe the first day of Rosh Hashanah, while others observe two days.^ Rosh Hashanah is first and foremost the Day of Judgment.

^ Rosh Hashanah Day 1 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh Hashanah is the first day of the Hebrew year on the civil calendar.
  • Rosh Hashanah's Fulfillment 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC endtimepilgrim.org [Source type: Original source]

.Karaite Jews, who do not recognize Rabbinic Jewish oral law and rely on their own understanding of the Bible, observe only one day on the first of Tishrei, since the second day is not mentioned in the Torah.^ Observe the laws of Jewish Family Purity .
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

^ It is celebrated on the first and second days of Tishri.
  • Jewish Holidays - Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.a-zara.com [Source type: General]

^ It is the first two days of the month of Tishrei and is the anniversary of the creation of man and woman (Adam and Eve).

.This holiday is considered to be one of the more important Jewish holidays.^ MESSAGE BOARD* For more information, news, and/or important messages about our company, such as business holiday closings, etc.., click here .
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^ Have a fun Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) Holiday party with Decorations from the Party Supplies Hut including Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) party supplies .  More Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) info is available for your Holiday party.
  • Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) Party Supplies, Invitations, Decorations, Pinatas, Favors, Games 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC partysupplieshut.com [Source type: News]

^ There is, however, one important similarity between the Jewish New Year and the American one: Many Americans use the New Year as a time to plan a better life, making "resolutions."
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

Shofar

.Laws on the form and use of the shofar and laws related to the religious services during the festival of Rosh Hashanah are described in Rabbinic literature such as the Mishnah that formed the basis of the tractate "Rosh HaShana" in both the Babylonian Talmud and the Jerusalem Talmud.^ Thus the shofar is not blown during Rosh Hashanah services on Saturday mornings.
  • Guide to Rosh Hashana: The Shofar Blasts 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.mazornet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Terms relating to Rosh Hashanah .
  • ראש השנה - Rosh HaShanah and Yom Teru'ah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebrew4christians.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When the Temple was destroyed, Rabban Yochanan ben Zakai instituted the custom of sounding the shofar wherever a bet din (rabbinical court - the tzaddikim) convened" (Rosh HaShanah 29b).
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

.This also contains the most important rules concerning the calendar year.^ Eighth treatise of the order Mo'ed; it contains (1) the most important rules concerning the calendar year together with a description of the inauguration of the months by the nasi and ab bet din; (2) laws on the form and use of the shofar and on the service during the Rosh ha-Shanah feast.
  • http://mb-soft.com/believe/txo/roshhash.htm 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC mb-soft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rosh Hashanah or the Jewish Newyear is the beginning of one of the most important Jewish Holiday periods of the year.
  • MySpace Rosh Hashanah Comments, Glitter Graphics, Pimp Your Profile 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.chromaluna.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most important, Rosh Hashana celebrates change — bidding farewell to an old year and welcoming the new.
  • Think Progress » White House celebrates Rosh Hashanah a week early. 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Dates and timing

Jewish Year Starts (at sundown)
5769 September 29, 2008
5770 September 18, 2009
5771 September 8, 2010
.Rosh Hashanah occurs 163 days after the first day of Passover (Pesach).^ Rosh Hashanah Day 2 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of Tishri .

^ Rosh HaShanah is observed for two days.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

In terms of the Gregorian calendar, the earliest date on which Rosh Hashanah can fall is September 5, as happened in 1899 and will happen again in 2013. The latest Rosh Hashanah can occur relative to the Gregorian dates is on October 5, as happened in 1967 and will happen again in 2043. After 2089, the differences between the Hebrew calendar and the Gregorian calendar will result in Rosh Hashanah falling no earlier than September 6.
Rosh Hashanah will occur on the following days of the Gregorian calendar:
  • Jewish Year 5769: sunset September 29, 2008 - nightfall October 1, 2008
  • Jewish Year 5770: sunset September 18, 2009 - nightfall September 20, 2009
  • Jewish Year 5771: sunset September 8, 2010 - nightfall September 10, 2010
  • Jewish Year 5772: sunset September 28, 2011 - nightfall September 30, 2011
  • Jewish Year 5773: sunset September 16, 2012 - nightfall September 18, 2012

Historical origins

.In the earliest times the Hebrew year began in autumn with the opening of the economic year.^ Being caught would have meant immediate exile to Siberia, but the trip came off, opening a door to Uman for the first time in over thirty years.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

There followed in regular succession the seasons of seed-sowing, growth and ripening of the corn (here meaning any grain) under the influence of the former and the latter rains, harvest and ingathering of the fruits. .In harmony with this was the order of the great agricultural festivals, according to the oldest legislation, namely, the feast of unleavened bread at the beginning of the barley harvest, in the month of Aviv; the feast of harvest, seven weeks later; and the feast of ingathering at the going out or turn of the year.^ Tishri, as, agricultural New-Year the beginning of the harvest (Ex.
  • http://mb-soft.com/believe/txo/roshhash.htm 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC mb-soft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And this final seven year period, the final "week" of Daniel's 70th Week will begin.
  • Rosh Hashanah's Fulfillment 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC endtimepilgrim.org [Source type: Original source]

^ One week, or one "seven" of years remains.
  • Rosh Hashanah's Fulfillment 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC endtimepilgrim.org [Source type: Original source]

."Aviv" literally means "Spring". (See Exodus 23:14-17; Deuteronomy 16:1-16).^ We must remember G-d (Exodus [ Shemot ] 13:3; 20:8; Deuteronomy [ Devarim ] 7:17-19; 8:18; 16:3; Numbers [ Bamidbar ] 15:37-41).
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Leviticus 16:24 In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, "head of the year".
  • Jewish Holidays - Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.a-zara.com [Source type: General]

^ In this, they will acknowledge their allegiance to him and receive their commissioning from him as to what their job will be in the kingdom (Isaiah [ Yeshayahu ] 66:22-23; Zechariah 14:16-17; Matthew [ Mattityahu ] 2:2).
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

.It is likely that the new year was celebrated from ancient times in some special way.^ It is altogether probable that the beginning of the year was celebrated from ancient times in some special way, like the New Moon festival.
  • http://mb-soft.com/believe/txo/roshhash.htm 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC mb-soft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What a wonderful way to start the New Year."
  • Adventure Rabbi: Jewish High Holiday Rosh Hashanah Services in Colorado - 2009: Singles, Couples - Hike, Bike, Yoga & Pray 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.adventurerabbi.org [Source type: General]

^ Everyone knows some of the customs of Rosh Hashanah, such as bread and honey, and apple and honey, a new fruit, and eating other sweet dishes to make it a sweet year.
  • Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.gans.co.il [Source type: General]

The earliest reference to such a custom is, probably, in the account of the vision of Ezekiel (Ezek 40:1). .This took place at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day of the month (Tishri).^ How is it that the beginning of the year appears on the first day of the seventh month?
  • Rosh Hashanah Unwrapped - Essays 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.chabad.org [Source type: General]

^ Rosh Hashanah, the holiday that marks the beginning of the Jewish year, is in the Hebrew month of Tishrei, which coincides with late September and early October.

^ Jews will mark the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the religious new year that begins their High Holy Days.
  • Jews' Rosh Hashanah, Muslims' Ramadan start tonight | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Latest News 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.dallasnews.com [Source type: News]

.On the same day the beginning of the year of jubilee was to be proclaimed by the blowing of trumpets (Lev 25:9).^ And it is on this day that the jubilee year is announced.
  • Rosh Hashanah's Fulfillment 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC endtimepilgrim.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The shofar was also sounded on the Jubilee Year, heralding freedom from slavery (Leviticus [Vayikra] 25:9-10).
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh Ha-Shanah, the Jewish New Year, begins on the first day of Tishri and lasts two days.

.According to the Septuagint rendering of Ezek 44:20, special sacrifices were to be offered on the first day of the seventh month as well as on the first day of the first month.^ On the first day of the seventh month of the Jewish Calendar.

^ According to rabbinical lore, Adam and Eve, our primal parents, were created on Rosh Hashanah, which traditionally falls on the New Moon of the seventh month.

^ In the Bible Numbers 29:1, we learn: And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a holy convocation: You shall do no manner of work; it is a day of blowing the horn unto you.
  • Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.gans.co.il [Source type: General]

.This first day of the seventh month was appointed by the Law to be "a day of blowing of trumpets". There was to be a holy convocation; no servile work was to be done; and special sacrifices were to be offered (Lev 23:23-25; Num 29:1-6).^ In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, a holy convocation.
  • ראש השנה - Rosh HaShanah and Yom Teru'ah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebrew4christians.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the seventh month, on the first of the month, there shall be a sabbath for you, a remembrance with shofar blasts, a holy convocation.
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ On the first day of the seventh month of the Jewish Calendar.

.This day was not expressly called New-Year's Day, but it was evidently so regarded by the Jews at a very early period.^ And depending on another set of rules specific to the holiday – including the day of the week and the number of days in the previous year – the start of the holiday can shift by a day away from the astronomical new moon.
  • Jews' Rosh Hashanah, Muslims' Ramadan start tonight | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Latest News 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.dallasnews.com [Source type: News]

^ It is another New Year for the Jews, but it is also the official opening of schools, the beginning of another new year of learning; perhaps of learning how to question as much as to answer.

^ Last year’s “Thanksgiving Proclamation” was a week early too — are you guys really serious that the White House should issue these things on the exact DAY? .
  • Think Progress » White House celebrates Rosh Hashanah a week early. 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Religious observance and customs

A shofar in the Yemenite Jewish style. (Photo by Olve Utne (Olve))
.Rosh Hashanah is a day of rest (Leviticus 23:24): with some variations, the activities prohibited on Shabbat are not prohibited on all major Jewish holidays unless that day also falls on Shabbat, excluding Yom Kippur which the Torah refers to as a "Shabbaton" and is always observed with the strictures of Shabbat.^ This begins a final ten-day period beginning on Rosh HaShanah and ending on Yom Kippur.
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh Hashanah is the first holiday of the Jewish year, and begins the cycle of fall holidays which include Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah.
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Rosh Hashanah Day 2 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

.Rosh Hashanah is characterized by the blowing of the shofar,[5] a trumpet made from a ram's horn.^ The shofar is a ram's horn which is blown somewhat like a trumpet.
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ The Torah commands us to sound the ram's horn on Rosh HaShanah.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The blowing of the shofar (ram’s horn) - On Rosh Hashanah, 100 (or 101, depending on the ethnic tradition) shofar blasts are sounded in the synagogue, in single, triple and nine-blast groupings.

Preceding month

.The Yamim Noraim are preceded by the month of Elul, during which Jews are supposed to begin a self-examination and repentance, a process that culminates in the ten days of the Yamim Noraim known as beginning with Rosh Hashanah and ending with the holiday of Yom Kippur.^ Rosh Hashanah Day 2 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Yom Teruah then became known as "Rosh Hashanah" (the head of the year).
  • ראש השנה - Rosh HaShanah and Yom Teru'ah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebrew4christians.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Basic overview of Tishrei holidays (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and shofar).

.The shofar is blown in traditional communities every morning for the entire month of Elul, the month preceding Rosh Hashanah.^ The shofar is blown after every morning service.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thus the shofar is not blown during Rosh Hashanah services on Saturday mornings.
  • Guide to Rosh Hashana: The Shofar Blasts 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.mazornet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh Hashanah Morning 65 .
  • Eby - Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.benyehuda.us [Source type: Original source]

.The sound of the shofar is intended to awaken the listeners from their "slumbers" and alert them to the coming judgment.^ The sound of the shofar is meant to awaken our hearts and to prepare for coming judgment.
  • ראש השנה - Rosh HaShanah and Yom Teru'ah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebrew4christians.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The shofar is the physical instrument that G-d instructed us to use to hear ( shema ) the sound of the shofar teaching us to awake from spiritual slumber (1 Corinthians 15:46).
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One hundred sounds of the shofar counteract the anger that is thought still powerful enough to sway Gods judgment.
  • Guide to Rosh Hashana: The Shofar Blasts 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.mazornet.com [Source type: Original source]

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.Orthodox and some Conservative Jewish communities do not blow the shofar on Shabbat.^ Members from the community will be chanting from the Torah, blowing the shofar and leading readings.
  • Adventure Rabbi -- Jewish High Holiday Rosh Hashanah Services in Boulder, CO - 2008: Singles, Couples - Hike, Bike, Yoga & Pray 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.adventurerabbi.org [Source type: General]
  • Adventure Rabbi: Jewish High Holiday Rosh Hashanah Services in Colorado - 2009: Singles, Couples - Hike, Bike, Yoga & Pray 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.adventurerabbi.org [Source type: General]

^ Description: This beautifully vibrant painting on silk depicts a group of children blowing shofars as they usher in the Jewish New Year with joy and happiness.
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^ Rabbis feared that blowing a shofar on Shabbat would lead to the transgression of other Shabbat no-nos like carrying in the public domain.
  • Guide to Rosh Hashana: The Shofar Blasts 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.mazornet.com [Source type: Original source]

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.In the period leading up to the Yamim Noraim (Hebrew, "days of awe") penitential prayers, called selichot, are recited.^ At every meal, observant Jews break a piece off a loaf and recite a special prayer, called "hamotzi," before eating it.
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Selichot - Penitential prayers said during the last week of Elul.
  • ראש השנה - Rosh HaShanah and Yom Teru'ah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebrew4christians.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The wicked will face the wrath of G-d during the tribulation period ( Yamim Nora'im ), known in Hebrew as the Chevlai shel Mashiach , and will never repent.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

Erev Rosh Hashanah

.The day before Rosh Hashanah is known as Erev Rosh Hashanah in Hebrew ("Rosh Hashanah eve").^ Rosh Hashanah Day 1 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh Hashanah is the first day of the Hebrew year on the civil calendar.
  • Rosh Hashanah's Fulfillment 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC endtimepilgrim.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh Hashanah Day 2 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

.It falls on the 29th day of the Hebrew month of Elul, the day before the 1st of Tishrei.^ Rosh Hashanah, the holiday that marks the beginning of the Jewish year, is in the Hebrew month of Tishrei, which coincides with late September and early October.

^ Each morning during the 30 days of the month of Elul, the trumpet ( shofar ) or ram's horn is blown to warn the people to repent and return to G-d.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Each morning during the 30 days of the month of Elul, the trumpet (shofar) or ram's horn is blown to warn the people to repent and return to G-d.
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some communities have the customs to perform Hatarat nedarim - a nullification of vows - after the morning prayer services during the morning of Erev Rosh Hashanah.^ Thus the shofar is not blown during Rosh Hashanah services on Saturday mornings.
  • Guide to Rosh Hashana: The Shofar Blasts 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.mazornet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh Hashanah Morning 65 .
  • Eby - Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.benyehuda.us [Source type: Original source]

^ Everyone knows some of the customs of Rosh Hashanah, such as bread and honey, and apple and honey, a new fruit, and eating other sweet dishes to make it a sweet year.
  • Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.gans.co.il [Source type: General]

.The mood becomes festive but serious in anticipation of the new year and the synagogue services.^ This means that the 70th week in prophetic days ends 19 days before the Jewish festival marking that new year with the new moon.

^ What does it mean, “ On the first of Tishrei the new year for years and for the release and the jubilee and planting vegetables ?” It does not sound like the important festival that we have come to accept this yearly celebration to be.
  • Eby - Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.benyehuda.us [Source type: Original source]

^ Welcome to the first service of the New Year - Rosh Hashanah 5763, Taf Shin Samekh Gimel.
  • Eby - Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.benyehuda.us [Source type: Original source]

.Many Orthodox men have the custom to immerse in a mikveh in honor of the coming day.^ During these holy days, men and women are called to reflect on their faith and to honor the blessings of creation.
  • Think Progress » White House celebrates Rosh Hashanah a week early. 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ People from many different backgrounds come to the Rebbe's Tzion for Rosh HaShanah, so the variety of different minhagim (customs) is tremendous.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

Day of Rosh Hashanah

.On Rosh Hashanah itself, religious poems, called piyyuttim, are added to the regular services.^ At last Rosh HaShanah itself arrives.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh HaShanah is called Yom HaKeseh, or the Day of the Hiding, because it was hidden from satan (Ha satan), the adversary.
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Jews will mark the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the religious new year that begins their High Holy Days.
  • Jews' Rosh Hashanah, Muslims' Ramadan start tonight | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Latest News 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.dallasnews.com [Source type: News]

.Special prayer books for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, called the mahzor (plural mahzorim), have developed over the years.^ And it is called Rosh Hashanah, meaning in Hebrew, 'head of the year'.
  • Rosh Hashanah's Fulfillment 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC endtimepilgrim.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Eat special Rosh HaShanah foods.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

^ G-d waits until Yom Kippur to seal the book for the year.
  • Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.gans.co.il [Source type: General]

Many poems refer to Psalms 81:4: "Blow the shofar on the [first day of the] month, when the [moon] is covered for our holiday".
.Rosh Hashanah has a number of additions to the regular service, most notably an extended repetition of the Amidah prayer for both Shacharit and Mussaf.^ Tishri 1 (Rosh Hashanah) is the new year for years (when we increase the year number).
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Welcome to the first service of the New Year - Rosh Hashanah 5763, Taf Shin Samekh Gimel.
  • Eby - Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.benyehuda.us [Source type: Original source]

^ (Though many women travel to Uman during the year, the logistics are such that it would be impossible to cater to both men and women for Rosh HaShanah.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Shofar is blown during Mussaf at several intervals.^ Each morning during the 30 days of the month of Elul, the trumpet ( shofar ) or ram's horn is blown to warn the people to repent and return to G-d.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Each morning during the 30 days of the month of Elul, the trumpet (shofar) or ram's horn is blown to warn the people to repent and return to G-d.
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The shofar was blown to signal the assembly of the Israelites during war (Judges [Shoftim] 3:27; 2 Samuel 20:1).
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.(In many synagogues, even little children come and hear the Shofar being blown.^ How many times is the Shofar blown?
  • Guide to Rosh Hashana: The Shofar Blasts 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.mazornet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Little children must be taught the Aleph Bet, the prayers and blessings of their ancestors – and they must be trained to give of their hard earned money to build and support synagogues.
  • Eby - Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.benyehuda.us [Source type: Original source]

^ Sounds of the Shofar Anyone who hears the shofar being blown knows the sounds are not random, nor are familiar pop tunes played from the ritual horns.
  • Guide to Rosh Hashana: The Shofar Blasts 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.mazornet.com [Source type: Original source]

) Biblical verses are recited at each point. .According to the Mishnah, 10 verses (each) are said regarding kingship, remembrance, and the shofar itself, each accompanied by the blowing of the shofar.^ On the sabbath, there was within the temple ( Beit HaMikdash ) a sign on the wall that said, "To the house of the blowing of the trumpet [ shofar ]."
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Since Heaven is a type of chupah , we can see that when Yeshua gives a shout for His bride, accompanied by the blowing of a shofar (trumpet), the marriage between Yeshua and His bride will take place in Heaven.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

^ According to the Mishnah ( Rosh HaShanah 16a; Rosh HaShanah 3:3 ), the trumpet used for this purpose is the ram's horn, not trumpets made of metal as in Numbers ( Bamidbar ) Chapter 10.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

A variety of piyyutim, medieval penitential prayers, are recited regarding themes of repentance. .The Alenu prayer is recited during the repetition of the Mussaf Amidah.^ Three special groups of prayers are recited during the holiday.

^ Though the Shema has been returned to shacharit, its first verse is still recited at musaf during the repetition of the Amida prayer.
  • Guide to Rosh Hashana: The Shofar Blasts 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.mazornet.com [Source type: Original source]

There are three different sounds that the Shofar makes:
  • Tekiah (one long sound)
  • Shevarim (3 broken sounds)
  • Teruah (many short, staccato sounds, at least 9)
In addition to the three sounds there are two variations:
  • Tekiah Gedolah (a very long sound, used at the end of the Ashkenazi rite prayer services)
  • Teruah Gedolah (a very long series of short staccato sounds used at the end of the Sefardi rite prayer services)

Tashlikh

Painting of Hasidic Jews performing tashlikh on Rosh Hashanah the: Feast of Trumpets (Polish: Święto trąbek), Aleksander Gierymski, 1884.[13]
.During the afternoon of the first day occurs the practice of tashlikh, in which prayers are recited near natural flowing water, and one's sins are symbolically cast into the water.^ We walk to flowing water, such as a creek or river, on the afternoon of the first day and empty our pockets into the river, symbolically casting off our sins.
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Tashlikh is normally observed on the afternoon of the first day, before afternoon services.
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ One of the high points of Rosh HaShanah in Uman is Tashlikh, on the afternoon of the first day.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

.Many also have the custom to throw bread or pebbles into the water, to symbolize the "casting off" of sins.^ Small pieces of bread are commonly put in the pocket to cast off.
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ They’ll also join other members for Sunday’s taschlich ceremony, tossing bread crumbs in Houghton Pond’s to symbolically cast off the year’s sins and failings.
  • For interfaith families, Rosh Hashanah is special in a different way - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.patriotledger.com [Source type: News]

^ In this ceremony, which is mentioned in the book of Micah, the sins of the previous year are both literally and symbolically cast upon the water, in the form of bread crumbs.
  • For interfaith families, Rosh Hashanah is special in a different way - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.patriotledger.com [Source type: News]

.In some communities, if the first day of Rosh Hashanah occurs on Shabbat, tashlikh is postponed until the second day.^ So Rosh HaShanah is not merely the first day of the Jewish calendar.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Tashlich This year, on the second day of Rosh HaShanah, Sunday, Sept.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

^ Rosh Hashanah Day 1 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

.The traditional service for tashlikh is recited individually and includes the prayer "Who is like unto you, O God...And You will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea", and Biblical passages including Isaiah 11:9 ("They will not injure nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be as full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea") and Psalms 118:5-9, 121 and 130, as well as personal prayers.^ For two days we perform almost exactly the same service and recite the same prayers.
  • Mona Charen : Rosh Hashanah - Townhall.com 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC townhall.com [Source type: General]

^ If you commit the same sins year after year and then fast on Yom Kippur asking for forgiveness, you can pretty well forget it.
  • Mona Charen : Rosh Hashanah - Townhall.com 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC townhall.com [Source type: General]

^ You who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy, for your dew is as the dew of the dawn, and the earth will give birth to the departed spirits" (Isaiah [ Yeshayahu ] 26:19 NAS).
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

Rosh Hashana meals and symbolic foods

Rosh Hashanah table set with symbolic foods.
.Rosh Hashanah meals usually include apples and honey, to symbolize a sweet new year.^ Tishri 1 (Rosh Hashanah) is the new year for years (when we increase the year number).
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Description: Apples and Honey are traditional symbols of Rosh Hashanah, representing our hope for a sweet New Year, we all are wishing for.
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^ Apple and honey - At the evening meal on Rosh Hashanah it is customary to eat an apple dipped in honey and other sweet foods to symbolize a sweet new year.

.Various other foods with a symbolic meaning may be served, depending on local minhag ("custom"), such as cooked tongue or other meat from the head of an animal or fish (to symbolize the "head" of the year).^ Other customs include eating the head of a fish, pomegranates and carrots.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

^ Traditional foods sweetened with honey, apples and carrots are served, symbolizing sweetness, blessings, abundance and the hope for a sweet year ahead.
  • High Holy Days on the Net - The Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.holidays.net [Source type: General]

^ ROSH HASHANAH (Jewish New Year), Meaning, Symbolism & Rituals click here .
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Foods consumed with the Yehi Ratzons vary depending on the community. .Some of the symbolic foods eaten are dates, black-eyed beans, leek, spinach and gourd, all of which are mentioned in the Talmud.^ On this holiday, symbolic foods are eaten in hopes for a sweet, healthy and prosperous year ahead.
  • Butternut Squash Risotto for Rosh Hashanah | Chew On That 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.chewonthatblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Gourds and squash can also be seen as symbolic Rosh Hashanah foods and since they’re such a fall ingredient, it’s not such a long shot to incorporate them into Rosh Hashanah menus.
  • Butternut Squash Risotto for Rosh Hashanah | Chew On That 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.chewonthatblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Fruits and Vegetables You Can Skip In The Organic Aisle Food In The News: Bluefin Tuna, Acai, and Black Beans Cool Kitchen Gadgets from UsefulThings.com!
  • Butternut Squash Risotto for Rosh Hashanah | Chew On That 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.chewonthatblog.com [Source type: General]

Pomegranates are used in many traditions. .The use of apples and honey is a late medieval Ashkenazi addition, though it is now almost universally accepted.^ As we dip our apples in honey, we pray for an additional measure of sweetness.
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

.Typically, round challah bread is served, to symbolize the cycle of the year.^ Round loaves of challah bread symbolize the cycle of the year’s seasons.
  • For interfaith families, Rosh Hashanah is special in a different way - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.patriotledger.com [Source type: News]

^ In this ceremony, which is mentioned in the book of Micah, the sins of the previous year are both literally and symbolically cast upon the water, in the form of bread crumbs.
  • For interfaith families, Rosh Hashanah is special in a different way - Quincy, MA - The Patriot Ledger 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.patriotledger.com [Source type: News]

^ Honey Cake Traditionally served on Rosh HaShanah and Erev Yom Kippur, symbolic of our wishes for a sweet year.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

Gefilte fish and Lekach are commonly served by Ashkenazic Jews on this holiday. .On the second night, new fruits are served to warrant inclusion of the shehecheyanu blessing, the saying of which would otherwise be doubtful (as the second day is part of the "long day" mentioned above).^ He would start speaking late in the afternoon and go on well into the evening of the second day.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Yom Hakeseh (the hidden day) Rosh HaShanah: The Head of the Year (Birthday of the World) Rosh HaShanah marks the Jewish New Year and is a part of the season of repentance.
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One day – for the two days of Rosh Hashanah are called “yoma arikha,” one long day – the Holy One, Blessed be He looks at us “b’midat hadin,” with the measure of judgement.
  • Eby - Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.benyehuda.us [Source type: Original source]

.Other symbolic foods are eaten in a special Rosha Hashana Seder, particularly in the Sephardic and Mizrahi communities.^ Special Rosh HaShanah Foods It is customary on Rosh HaShanah to eat foods symbolizing sweetness, blessings and abundance.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

^ On this holiday, symbolic foods are eaten in hopes for a sweet, healthy and prosperous year ahead.
  • Butternut Squash Risotto for Rosh Hashanah | Chew On That 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.chewonthatblog.com [Source type: General]

.Symbolic foods are eaten in a ceremony called the Yehi Rasones or Yehi Ratzones[14][15][16].^ On this holiday, symbolic foods are eaten in hopes for a sweet, healthy and prosperous year ahead.
  • Butternut Squash Risotto for Rosh Hashanah | Chew On That 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.chewonthatblog.com [Source type: General]

^ In Jeremiah 33:15-16, it is written, "...this is the name wherewith she shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS" (Jeremiah [ Yermiyahu ] 33:16).
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In Jeremiah 33:15-16, it is written, "...this is the name wherewith she shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS" (Jeremiah [Yermiyahu] 33:16).
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.Yehi Ratzon means "May it be Your will", and is the name of the ceremony because it is traditional to eat foods symbolic of a good year and to recite a short prayer beginning with the Hebrew words "Yehi Ratson" ("May it be Your will") over each one, with the name of the food in Hebrew or Aramaic often presenting a play on words or pun in Hebrew or Aramaic.^ Another popular observance during this holiday is eating apples dipped in honey, a symbol of our wish for a sweet new year.
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ One day I answered the phone, and the caller said "Namaskar, may I speak to [name of the head teacher]?".
  • Who is this Rosh Hashanah person anyway? - Boing Boing 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: General]

^ We eat half of a raisin and celery with our symbolic foods, so that we “have a raise in salary!” Have a happy new year!
  • Butternut Squash Risotto for Rosh Hashanah | Chew On That 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.chewonthatblog.com [Source type: General]

.The foods eaten at this time have thus become known as "yehi ratsones". Typical foods, often served on a large platter called a Yehi Ratson platter, eaten by modern Sephardic Jews include apples dipped in honey, or baked or sometimes in the form of a compote called mansanada; dates; pomegranates, or black eyed peas; pumpkin in the form of savory pumpkin-filled pastries called rodanchas; leeks in the form of fritters called keftedes de prasa; beets usually baked and peeled; and the head of a fish: usually a fish course with a whole fish, head intact.^ Other customs include eating the head of a fish, pomegranates and carrots.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

^ Another popular observance during this holiday is eating apples dipped in honey, a symbol of our wish for a sweet new year.
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Thus, the holiday is not “head of the year” but “the time of year to do the will of Our Father who is in the heavens above.” In this regard, we read in the our Scriptures, “Return, O Lord, deliver my soul.
  • Eby - Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.benyehuda.us [Source type: Original source]

.It is also common to symbolize a year filled with blessings by eating foods with stuffing on Rosh Hashana such as a stuffed, roast bird or a variety of stuffed vegetables called legumbres yaprakes.^ Eat special Rosh HaShanah foods.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

^ Special Rosh HaShanah Foods It is customary on Rosh HaShanah to eat foods symbolizing sweetness, blessings and abundance.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

^ Another popular observance during this holiday is eating apples dipped in honey, a symbol of our wish for a sweet new year.
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

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In rabbinic literature

.The Mishnah, the core text of Judaism's oral Torah, contains the first known reference to the "day of judgment". It says: "Four times in the year the world is judged: On Passover a decree is passed on the produce of the soil; on Shavuot, on the fruits of the trees; on Rosh Hashanah all men pass before Him ("God"); and on the Feast of Tabernacles a decree is passed on the rain of the year.^ Rosh Hashanah Day 2 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We can see now that Rosh HaShanah is the day that the rest of the year depends on -even the rest of the world.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of Tishri .

.Philo, in his treatise on the festivals, calls Rosh Hashanah the festival of the sacred moon and feast of the trumpets, and explains the blowing of the trumpets as being a memorial of the giving of the Torah and a reminder of God's benefits to mankind in general ("De Septennario," § 22).^ This will herald the epic fulfillment Rosh Hashanah , the Feast of Trumpets.
  • Rosh Hashanah's Fulfillment 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC endtimepilgrim.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The fifth feast, Rosh Hashanah or the Feast of Trumpets is up next.
  • Rosh Hashanah's Fulfillment 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC endtimepilgrim.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Thus Rosh Hashanah or the Feast of Trumpets began.
  • Rosh Hashanah's Fulfillment 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC endtimepilgrim.org [Source type: Original source]

.Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetsky explains that in earlier generations it was considered preferable not to reveal that it was a "day of judgment" so as not to mix any other feeling into "the day of the coronation of G-d". In later generations as people lost touch with the significance of the day it was necessary to reveal that it was also "the day of judgment" so that people would approach the holiday with proper awe and respect.^ The practical business of getting to Uman can involve a great deal of thought and preparation, yet this should not allow us to neglect the spiritual preparations necessary for the Day of Judgment.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

^ By observing the special days of Tishrei in their proper spirit, we are initiated into a truly Jewish life, in accordance with the spirit of the Torah, during the whole year following.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

^ From Moses, Joshua and the Judges onward, each generation has had its own Tzaddikim, spiritual giants, men who would lead, teach and guide the people.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

(B'Mechitzot Rabbenu)
.According to rabbinic tradition, the creation of the world was completed on 1 Tishrei.^ Birthday of the World Rosh HaShanah is the day on which G-d completed the creation of this world, by creating Adam, the original man.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

^ Therefore, Rosh HaShanah is known as the birthday of the world, for tradition tells us that the world was created then.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, according to tradition, the world was created on Tishrei, or more exactly, Adam and Eve were created on the first day of Tishrei and it is from Tishrei that the annual cycle began.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.The observance of the 1 Tishrei as Rosh Hashanah is based principally on the mention of "zikkaron" ("memorial [day]"; Lev 23:24) and the reference of Ezra to the day as one "holy to the Lord" (Neh 8:9) seem to point.^ Rosh Hashanah Day 2 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Thirty days into Teshuvah , on Tishrei l, comes Rosh HaShanah .
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh Hashanah Day 1 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

.The passage in Psalms 81:5 referring to the solemn feast which is held on New Moon Day, when the shofar is sounded, as a day of "mishpat" (judgment) of "the God of Jacob" is taken to indicate the character of Rosh Hashanah .^ The mystical aspect of Rosh HaShanah is indicated in Scripture: "Sound the shofar on the New Moon, in concealment of the day of our festival" (Psalm [Tehillim] 81:3).
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In Psalm 81 it is written: "Blow on the new moon a shofar , during the hidden-ness of our day of feasting, for it is a law, a judgment of the God of Jacob ..."
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Rosh Hashanah Day 1 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

.In Jewish thought, Rosh Hashanah is the most important judgment day, on which all the inhabitants of the world pass for judgment before the Creator, as sheep pass for examination before the shepherd.^ Rosh Hashanah Day 2 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Birthday of the World Rosh HaShanah is the day on which G-d completed the creation of this world, by creating Adam, the original man.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

^ Generally, most commentators agree that Rosh Hashanah is considered the day the world was either conceived or created.
  • Rosh Hashanah--The Jewish New Year 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

.The Talmud states, in tractate on Rosh Hashanah that three books of account are opened on Rosh Hashanah, wherein the fate of the wicked, the righteous, and those of an intermediate class are recorded.^ The books are the book of the righteous, the book of the wicked, and the book of remembrance.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ On this day, G-d will open the Book of Life and hold a trial ( Talmud, Rosh HaShanah 16b ).
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Since the court was seated and the books were opened, it is understood to be Rosh HaShanah .
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

.The names of the righteous are immediately inscribed in the book of life, and they are sealed "to live."^ If we are worthy, we are inscribed in the Book of Life.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

^ "May you be inscribed in the Book of Life" .
  • High Holy Days on the Net - The Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.holidays.net [Source type: General]

^ This Card Sentiment reads: "May you be inscribed in the Book of Life for a year filled with health, happiness and peace."
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.The middle class are allowed a respite of ten days till Yom Kippur, to repent and become righteous; the wicked are "blotted out of the book of the living."^ The books are the book of the righteous, the book of the wicked, and the book of remembrance.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ten days later, on Yom Kippur, the Book is sealed.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

^ It will be the final blow-out Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur .
  • Rosh Hashanah's Fulfillment 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC endtimepilgrim.org [Source type: Original source]

(Psalms 69:29)
.The zodiac sign of the balance for Tishrei is claimed to indicate the scales of judgment, balancing the meritorious against the wicked acts of the person judged.^ The average person on Rosh HaShanah is judged by G-d and is neither written in the book of life or the book of the wicked.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh HaShanah is a day of judgment, when dire decrees can be issued against a person or his family, G-d forbid.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The sign of the Zodiac for Tishrei is Scales.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.The taking of an annual inventory of accounts on Rosh Hashanah is adduced by Rabbi Nahman ben Isaac from the passage in Deut 11:12, which says that the care of God is directed from "the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year". 1 Tishrei was considered as the beginning of Creation.^ Rosh HaShanah ends at 7:27 p.m.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

^ We celebrate Rosh Hashanah as the anniversary of creation.
  • Eby - Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.benyehuda.us [Source type: Original source]

^ In a sense, Rosh HaShanah is a repeat of Creation.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

.It is said in the Talmud that on Rosh Hashanah the means of sustenance of every person are apportioned for the ensuing year; so also are his destined losses.^ And it is called Rosh Hashanah, meaning in Hebrew, 'head of the year'.
  • Rosh Hashanah's Fulfillment 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC endtimepilgrim.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh HaShanah literally means the "head of the year."
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh HaShanah is the head of the year on the civil calendar, and is also known as the birthday of the world since the world was created on this day ( Talmud, Rosh Hashanah 11a ).
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Zohar, a medieval work of Kabbalah, lays stress on the universal observance of two days, and states that the two passages in Job 1:6 and Job 2:1, "when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord," refer to the first and second days of Rosh Hashanah, observed by the Heavenly Court before the Almighty.^ Tashlich This year, on the second day of Rosh HaShanah, Sunday, Sept.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

^ Rosh Hashanah Day 1 5770 .
  • Rosh Hashanah Sermons 5770 : Temple Beth El :: Egalitarian, Conservative Synagogue in Stamford, Connecticut 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.tbe.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh Hashanah is the first day of the Hebrew year on the civil calendar.
  • Rosh Hashanah's Fulfillment 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC endtimepilgrim.org [Source type: Original source]

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Traditional Rosh Hashanah greetings

.
  • On the first night of Rosh Hashanah after the evening prayer, it is the Ashkenazi and Hasidic custom to wish Leshana Tova Tikoseiv Vesichoseim (Le'Alter LeChaim Tovim U'Leshalom) which is Hebrew for "May you immediately be inscribed and sealed for a Good Year and for a Good and Peaceful Life" [19]
  • Shana Tova (pronounced [ʃaˈna toˈva]) is the traditional greeting on Rosh Hashanah which in Hebrew means "A Good Year."
  • Shana Tova Umetukah is Hebrew for "A Good and Sweet Year."
  • Ketiva ve-chatima tovah which translates as "May You Be Written and Sealed for a Good Year."
  • The formal Sephardic greeting is Tizku leshanim rabbot ("may you merit many years"), to which the answer is ne'imot ve-tovot ("pleasant and good ones").^ May we all be inscribed and sealed for a good and sweet year.
    • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

    ^ And it is called Rosh Hashanah, meaning in Hebrew, 'head of the year'.
    • Rosh Hashanah's Fulfillment 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC endtimepilgrim.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I want to wish each and every one of you a very happy and sweet year - shannah tovah u'mtukah.
    • Eby - Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.benyehuda.us [Source type: Original source]

    Less formally, people wish each other "many years" in the local language.
  • In Germanic countries, the New Year's greeting "Guten Rutsch" is derived from the Yiddish version of Rosh Hashanah.

Fast of Gedalia follows Rosh Hashanah

.The Fast of Gedalia (or Gedaliah) Hebrew: צוֹם גְּדָלִיָּהTzom Gedaliah) is a Jewish fast day from dawn until dusk to lament the assassination of the righteous governor of Judea of that name, which ended Jewish rule and completed the destruction of the First Temple.^ Fast of Gedaliah: Fast ends at 7:23 p.m.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

^ The birthpangs that Israel experienced during Yeshua's first coming came after Yeshua's death with the destruction of the temple and the dispersion of the Jewish people out of Israel by the Romans in 70 C.E. (Common Era).
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Nisan 1 is the New Year's day of kings (the date for determining how many years a king has ruled) and for months (Nisan is the first month).
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.The fast is observed immediately after the second day of the High Holy Day of Rosh Hashana, commencing on the third of Tishrei according to the Hebrew calendar.^ Rosh HaShanah is observed for two days.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh Hashanah - second day .
  • Eby - Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.benyehuda.us [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh Hashanah is the first day of the Hebrew year on the civil calendar.
  • Rosh Hashanah's Fulfillment 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC endtimepilgrim.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Gregorian date for The Fast of Gedalia varies from year to year based on when it corresponds with the third of Tishrei.^ We can calculate your Hebrew birthdate or any Hebrew date for you, if you would provide us via e-mail with your secular birthdate, or any secular date & year, for which you would like to find the corresponding Hebrew date.
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^ The number of moons between the Tishreie moons seven years apart varies depending on where the seven years lie in the 19 year Metonic Cycle.
  • Rosh Hashanah's Fulfillment 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC endtimepilgrim.org [Source type: Original source]

.When Rosh Hashanah falls on Thursday and Friday, the fast is postponed until Sunday (which would be the fourth of Tishrei), since no public fast may be observed on Shabbat (Saturday) with the exception of Yom Kippur.^ Rosh HaShanah is no different.
  • Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC breslov.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rosh HaShanah is observed for two days.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The average person has until Yom Kippur till his fate is sealed forever.
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  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

.In 2008, this fast day was observed on October 2.
In 2009, this fast day was observed on September 21.
In 2010, this fast day will be observed on September 12 (fourth of Tishrei).
^ By observing the special days of Tishrei in their proper spirit, we are initiated into a truly Jewish life, in accordance with the spirit of the Torah, during the whole year following.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]

^ It comes on the first and second days of the Hebrew month of Tishrei (usually in September or October), which is the first month of the biblical civil calendar.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ October 2009 Foodie Vocab #18: Vichyssoise Happy National Oatmeal Day!
  • Butternut Squash Risotto for Rosh Hashanah | Chew On That 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.chewonthatblog.com [Source type: General]


.In 2011, this fast day will be observed on October 2 (fourth of Tishrei).^ It comes on the first and second days of the Hebrew month of Tishrei (usually in September or October), which is the first month of the biblical civil calendar.
  • Rosh HaShanah / The Feast of Trumpets - Chapter 7 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.hebroots.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Rosh HaShanah 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: Original source]

^ By observing the special days of Tishrei in their proper spirit, we are initiated into a truly Jewish life, in accordance with the spirit of the Torah, during the whole year following.
  • "LIVING WITH MOSHIACH," Erev Rosh HaShanah, 5764 6 February 2010 13:13 UTC www.torah4blind.org [Source type: General]


In 2012, this fast day will be observed on September 19.
The fast is observed from daybreak until the stars appear at night. As a minor fast day, other laws of mourning are not required.

See also

References

  1. ^ The first month being Nisan, see Hebrew calendar.
  2. ^ OU on Elul
  3. ^ (Psalms 69:29).
  4. ^ ArtScroll Machzor, Rosh Hashanah. Overview, p. XV.
  5. ^ a b In accordance with Leviticus 23:24.
  6. ^ a b Maimonides, Yad, Laws of Repentance 3:4
  7. ^ a b c Jacobs, Louis. "Rosh Ha-Shanah." Encyclopaedia Judaica. Ed. Michael Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik. Vol. 17. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. 463-466.
  8. ^ See Numbers 29:1
  9. ^ A popular mnemonic is "lo adu rosh" ("Rosh [Hashanah] is not on adu"), where adu has the numerical value 1-4-6 (corresponding to the numbering of days in the Jewish week, in which Saturday night and Sunday daytime make up the first day).
  10. ^ Rav David Bar-Hayim. "Rosh HaShanna One day or Two?". Machon Shilo website. Jerusalem: Machon Shilo. http://machonshilo.org/content/view/100/1/lang,english/. Retrieved 2008-09-25. "Includes link for Audio Shiur in English"  
  11. ^ Tractate Rosh Hashana 1:1
  12. ^ There is an exception. Jewish Law permits the Shofar to be blown in the presence of a rabbinical court called the Sanhedrin, which had not existed since ancient times. A recent group of Orthodox rabbis in Israel claiming to constitute a modern Sanhedrin held, for the first time in many years, an Orthodox shofar-blowing on Shabbat for Rosh Hashanah in 2006. TheSanhedrin.net: Shofar Blowing on Shabbat (translation of Haaretz article)
  13. ^ (English) Arthur Lazere (March 9, 2003). "Leonardo da Vinci and the Splendor of Poland". www.culturevulture.net. http://www.culturevulture.net/ArtAndArch/Poland.htm. Retrieved 2009-04-06.  
  14. ^ See Exploring Sephardic Customs and Traditions, Marc Angel, p. 49
  15. ^ Maimon Family Yehi Ratzones
  16. ^ The Orthodox Union Yehi Ratzones
  17. ^ Sternberg, Robert The Sephardic Kitchen: The Healthful Food and Rich Culture of the Mediterranean Jews, Harper Collins, 1996, pp. 320-321, ISBN 0060176911
  18. ^ Zohar, Pinchas, p. 231a
  19. ^ Jewish Holiday Greeting Chart

External links

Bibliography

  • Exploring Sephardic Customs and Traditions, ed. Marc Angel, Ktav 2000

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Etymology

Transliteration of Hebrew ראש השנה meaning head of the year

Noun

Rosh Hashanah
  1. (also known as Jewish New Year) A Jewish holiday that takes place over the first two days of Tishrei, 163 days after the first day of Pesach.

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Rosh Hashanah
File:Liten askenasisk sjofar
A shofar made from a ram's horn
Official name Hebrew: ראש השנה
Also called Jewish New Year
Observed by Judaism and Jews; Samaritans
Type Jewish; Samaritan
Significance

Jewish civil new year according to the Hebrew calendar. Commemorates the creation of the world as narrated in the Bible.

Beginning of the ten "Days of Awe" culminating in Yom Kippur.
Begins Start of first day of Tishrei
Ends End of first or second day of Tishrei
2010 date sunset, September 8 – sunset, September 10
2011 date sunset, September 28 – sunset, September 30
Observances Praying in synagogue, hearing the shofar. Festive meals with challah. Auspicious foods such as apples dipped in honey, fish heads and pomegranates are often eaten, as well as new fruits on the second night. Refraining from work.
Related to Yom Kippur, the "Day of Atonement."

Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה, literally "head of the year," Biblical: IPA: [ˈɾoʃ haʃːɔˈnɔh], Israeli: [ˈʁoʃ haʃaˈna], Yiddish: [ˈroʊʃ hɑˈʃɔnə]) is a Jewish holiday commonly referred to as the "Jewish New Year." It is observed on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar.

Rosh Hashanah is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim ("Days of Awe"), or Asseret Yemei Teshuva (The Ten Days of Repentance) which are days specifically set aside to focus on repentance that conclude with the holiday of Yom Kippur.



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