Rosh Hashana

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Rosh Ha·sha·nah

also Rosh Ha·sha·na or Rosh Ha·sho·na or Rosh Ha·sho·nah  (rôsh′ hə-shô′nə, -shä′-, hä-, hä-shä-nä′)
The Jewish New Year, observed on the first day or the first and second days of Tishri and marked by solemnity as well as festivity.

[Hebrew rō'š haš-šānâ : rō'š, head, beginning; see rʔš in Semitic roots + ha-, the + šānâ, year; see šn in Semitic roots.]
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Noun1.Rosh Hashana - (Judaism) a solemn Jewish feast day celebrated on the 1st or 1st and 2nd of TishriRosh Hashana - (Judaism) a solemn Jewish feast day celebrated on the 1st or 1st and 2nd of Tishri; noted for the blowing of the shofar
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
feast day, fete day - a day designated for feasting
High Holiday, High Holy Day - Jewish holy days observed with particular solemnity
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As you can see for yourself, the same Torah that forbids pork forbids eating bread on Passover, and requires us to rest on Shabbat and blow a shofar on Rosh Hashana is the same Torah that forbids intermarriage.
Followers of which religion celebrate Rosh Hashana? 6.
The increase is partly due to three major Jewish holidays -- Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Succot, which all fall within the next three weeks.
Even in Israel, more and more people have started celebrating the New Year on January 1 - year-on-year phenomenon - despite the official Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, falling on September 10 this year.
In the pages of "Ceremony & Celebration: Introduction to the Holidays" Rabbi Sacks response to such questions as: When did Rosh HaShana (the anniversary of creation) become a day of judgement?; How does Yom Kippur unite the priest's atonement with the prophet's repentance?; What makes Kohelet (read on Sukkot) the most joyful book in the Bible?; Why is the remembrance of the Pesah story so central to Jewish morality?; Which does Shavuot really celebrate the law or the land?
We kneel several times as part of the service on Yom Kippur, and once on Rosh Hashana, because that's when it was done in Temple times.
The Israeli army also closed off the West Bank and Gaza Strip for a week during the Passover holiday in April, on Friday and Saturday for Yom Kippur holiday, and for Rosh Hashana last week.
We pick our own apples for Rosh Hashana. We love Sukkot.
Wednesday with Erev Rosh HaShana, and continue at 9 a.m.
Jachter, Halacha file: The Keriat HaTorah of Rosh Hashana, (accessed Aug.
The author of numerous books on Jewish thought, his work has included a new English translation and commentary for the Koren Sacks Siddur, the first new Orthodox siddur in a generation, as well as powerful commentaries for the Rosh HaShana, Yom Kippur, and Pesa Ma zorim.