It's Rosh Hashanah ! Sweet !
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Rosh Hashanah is not just a holiday celebrating the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah, which occurs on the 1st day of Tishri or Tishrei, which is the 1st day of the seventh month in the Hebrew/Jewish calendar, represents a special time for religious reasons that are outlined in the Talmud, and agricultural reasons that are related to the summer/autumn seasons in Israel. Learn fascinating facts about Rosh Hashanah beyond knowing it is the Jewish New Year, including it being the peak in the year for a major event that affects not only each and every Jewish person, but each and every human on earth, for the upcoming year.
What do the words "Rosh Hashanah" mean?
Rosh Hashanah is actually three words: Rosh, Ha, and Shanah, with "HaShanah" often written together. The word "Rosh" means "Head" in Hebrew, and the word "Ha" in this context means "of the" in Hebrew, and the word "Shanah" means "Year" in Hebrew. So "Rosh Hashanah" literally means "Head of the Year" in Hebrew, and not the "Jewish New Year" as is often thought. Why? The answer is based on rabbinical interpretations of the significance of the first day of the seventh Hebrew/Jewish month of Tishrei or Tishri vis-à-vis not only the Jewish people, but of all humanity.
Rosh Hashanah is one of the more well-known Jewish holidays, likely because most Jewish people celebrate it, and because it signifies the beginning of a ten-day period of deep soul-searching reflection and self-examination over how one conducted oneself over the past year, as well as a wholehearted commitment to making amends and taking action to make amends for past wrongdoings between oneself and G-d, but not between oneself and other people, which can only be achieved by obtaining forgiveness from the one that was wronged.
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Rosh Hashanah Message
My personal Rosh Hashanah message on how to become a better person so that you can fulfill the ultimate theme of Rosh Hashanah.
What Is Rosh Hashanah ?
Explains how long Rosh Hashanah is celebrated as well as the exact meaning of the words Rosh Hashanah and their meaning in relation to a person.
When Is Rosh Hashanah ?
Explains why Rosh Hashanah takes place on the first day of the seventh month in the Hebrew/Jewish calendar, and not on the first day of the first month.
History of Rosh Hashanah
Describes the history of Rosh Hashanah as being one of four different "new years" and its eventual extension from one to two days.
Story of Rosh Hashanah
Chronicles the many symbolisms of Rosh Hashanah.
Customs of Rosh Hashanah
Describes the many customs of Rosh Hashanah that serve to reinforce the many themes of the holiday.
Facts About Rosh Hashanah
Describes the different reasons for commemorating the first day of the Hebrew/Jewish month of Tishri or Tishrei.
Rosh Hashanah and the Month of Tishri or Tishrei
Explains how Rosh Hashanah is connected to the month of Tishri or Tishrei and that the two-day holiday of Rosh Hashanah could have been held either in the month of Tishri or Tishrei or on the final day of the previous month of Elul as well as the first day in Tishri or Tishrei.
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