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  Rosh Hashanah
In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means the "head of the year." It is also called the Feast of the Trumpets.
While it does have its festive side, Rosh Hashanah is not one big party, as the New Year's celebrations on Dec. 31 tend to be.
Rosh Hashanah is part of a process of spiritual growth.
www.factmonster.com /spot/roshhashanah1.html   (520 words)

  Rosh Hashanah | Jewish New Year | Shofar | Yom Kippur | Hebrew | September 22, 2006 | High Holiday   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, "head of the year" or "first of the year." The holiday's date is set by the Jewish calender, but it is generally in mid to late September.
Rosh Hashanah is one of the holiest days of the year so people spend most of it in the synagogue.
Rosh Hashanah is a day for all Jews to look at their past sins and ask forgiveness for them.
www.kidzworld.com /article/1305-rosh-hashanah   (369 words)

 Rosh Hashanah by aJudaica
Rosh Hashanah, which means the head of the year or New Year is traditionally celebrated on both the first and second days of the Hebrew month of Tishre (September-October on the Juliann calendar).
The primary purpose for observing Rosh Hashanah is that it marks the beginning of the Ten Days of Penitence, the time when Jews ask God for forgiveness for their sins.
One of the reasons why the horn of a cow cannot be used is that it serves as a reminder of the statue of the golden calf which the Jews built at the base of Mount Sinai for the purposes of worship.
www.ajudaica.com /Jewish_holidays/RoshHashanah   (517 words)

 Judaism 101: Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of Tishri.
In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, "head of the year" or "first of the year." Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year.
This name is somewhat deceptive, because there is little similarity between Rosh Hashanah, one of the holiest days of the year, and the American midnight drinking bash and daytime football game.
www.jewfaq.org /holiday2.htm   (769 words)

 Rosh Hashanah - The Jewish New Year - Torah.org
It is a time of intense spiritual preparation for the coming year and the upcoming holiday of Rosh Hashanah.
Rosh Hashanah is the first and second days of the first Jewish month of Tishrei.
Rosh Hashanah is the birthday of the world, as it was on this day that G-d created Man on the 6th day of creation.
roshhashanah.torah.org   (204 words)

 Holidays: Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hodesh Elul and descended on Yom Kippur.
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are designed to help us change what is not working for us and to set goals accordingly for the year ahead.
Rosh Hashanah is the only Jewish holiday that occurs on the first day of the Hebrew month.
www.ujc.org /content_display.html?ArticleID=1571   (0 words)

 Rosh Hashanah - MSN Encarta
Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew, “beginning of the year”), Jewish New Year, celebrated on the first and second days of the Jewish month of Tishri (falling in September or October) by Orthodox and Conservative Jews and on the first day alone by Reform Jews.
In the Bible, Rosh Hashanah is mentioned only as a day of remembrance and of the sounding of the ram's horn.
Indeed, the most prominent scriptural passage in the Rosh Hashanah liturgy is that of the binding of Isaac (see Genesis 22), which forms the portion from the Torah designated for reading on that day.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761563210/Rosh_Hashanah.html   (336 words)

 Rosh Hashanah Cards, Rosh Hashanah Ecards, Rosh Hashanah Paper Greeting Cards
Rosh Hashanah is literally translated as "head of the year", and idiomatically refers to the Jewish New Year.
The traditional greeting on Rosh Hashanah is "Shana Tova", Hebrew for "A Good Year," or "Shana Tova Umetukah" for "A Good and Sweet Year." Because Jews 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'').
In Jewish thought, Rosh ha-Shanah 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.
www.bigdates.com /holidays/roshhashanah.asp   (1749 words)

 The Kabbalah Centre - Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah is known as the "Jewish New Year." Traditionally, it is also a time of judgment, when the Creator takes a reckoning of our deeds during the previous year.
Rosh Hashanah is built upon this foundation -- the universal law of cause and effect.
Rosh Hashanah is our opportunity to confront the negative energy aroused through the wrongful acts we've committed during the preceding year.
www.kabbalah.com /k/index.php/p=life/holidays/roshhashanah   (371 words)

 Lesson Plan - Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)
Rosh Hashanah is one of the holiest days of the Jewish year.
Rosh Hashanah is the time that Jewish people believe that God will judge all of the their deeds for the preceding year.
In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, "head of the year" or "first of the year." The Bible refers to the holiday as "Yom Ha-Zikkaron" (the day of remembrance) or "Yom Teruah" (the day of the sounding of the shofar).
teacherlink.ed.usu.edu /tlresources/units/Byrnes-celebrations/rosh.html   (1197 words)

 Kolel: Jewish Holidays > Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah literally means, “Head of the Year.” Although commonly referred to as the “New Year,”; Rosh HaShanah is actually only one of four new years in the Hebrew calendar.
Rosh Hashanah is the anniversary of creation, and therefore a new beginning in the cycle of time that began when God created the world.
The nature of the day was established in the Torah, but the name Rosh Hashanah was not used until later, perhaps out of fear that a major Jewish festival around the Autumn new moon would be associated with the many pagan moon festivals that were common at the time.
www.kolel.org /pages/holidays/RoshHashanah_intro.html   (1696 words)

 KiteCD - Holidays, Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah, along with Yom Kippur, is considered a "high holiday" or very holy day in the Jewish religion.
Rosh Hashanah is considered a time of God’s judgment of each individual for his or her actions over the past year.
Rosh Hashanah Celebrate with JOI gives a brief description of this holiday and tells about the traditions surrounding it.
members.aol.com /kitecd/roshhash.htm   (1098 words)

 Rosh Hashanah
The shofar, the most visible symbol of Rosh Hashanah, is a reminder of the animal that was sacrificed in place of the patriarch, Isaac.
However, between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the wail of the shofar, both plaintive and stirring, is designed to awaken the heart of every Jew, no matter how old, to repentance and a closer relationship with G-d.
On Rosh Hashanah, the honey, which is eaten raw, is spread on challah instead of salt, which is used on Sabbath and other Holiday festivals.
www.thewjc.org /holidays/roshhashanh.htm   (3056 words)

 Jewish New Year - Rosh Hashanah - History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rosh Hashanah is the only Jewish celebration that lasts for two days, signifying the importance of this date in the calendar.
One of the essential elements of Rosh Hashanah is the sounding of the shofar.
In 2002, Rosh Hashanah commences on September 7th and ends on the evening of September 8th.
www.new-year.co.uk /jewish/history.htm   (633 words)

 Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah is celebration of the Jewish new year, taking place on the 1.
In the sermons during Rosh Hashanah, it is of utmost importance to beg for God's forgiveness.
The theology of Rosh Hashanah is strongly connected to the sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham, symbolizing the will to sacrifice to God the way every man should feel it.
lexicorient.com /e.o/roshhash.htm   (104 words)

 Rosh Hashanah - Torah.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This being the case, Rosh Hashanah is a birthday of sorts for the human race.
Answer: Since Rosh Hashanah is the anniversary of the creation of the world, it follows that it is also the anniversary of God being sovereign over the world.
Rosh Hashanah is a coronation of sorts, and thus we trumpet the shofar just like at a coronation ceremony.
roshhashanah.torah.org /learning/yomtov/roshhashanah/survival2.html   (1073 words)

 Jewish New Year 2006
Rosh Hashanah, which is celebrated the first and second days of Tishri, marks the time when, according to tradition, God created the world.
Rosh Hashanah, which means “new year”; in Hebrew, is a time of family gatherings and religious celebrations.
On Rosh Hashanah, families gather for a traditional holiday meal, including apples dipped in honey, which symbolize the wish for a sweet new year, and challah bread baked in a round or dome shape to symbolize a wish for a well-rounded year without sorrow.
pressroom.hallmark.com /jewish_new_year.html   (860 words)

 Berachot Rosh Hashanah
Rosh HaShanah is also referred to as Yom Hazikkaron, the Day of Remembrance, since in Leviticus 23:24 it is referred to as “a memorial” (zikkaron) day.
Since Rosh Hashanah celebrates the cyclical passage of time and the recurring progression of holidays of the New Year, it is customary to recite the haMotzi blessing over round loaves of challah (symbolizing the revolving seasons or the Crown of God).
Since Rosh Hashanah is a two-day festival, all of these ceremonies are repeated on the second evening as well, except that there is a tradition to use a different newly ripened fruit of the season, such as a pomegranate.
www.hebrew4christians.com /Blessings/Holiday_Blessings/Rosh_Hashanah_Blessing/rosh_hashanah_blessing.html   (709 words)

 Rabbi Scheinerman's Home Page - Rosh Hashanah
In fact, the Mishnah teaches us (Masechet Rosh Hashanah 2a) that there are four new years, and Rosh Hashanah is the new year for counting years and calculating shmittah (the sabbatical year), the yovel (the Jubilee year), saplings and vegetables.
Rosh Hashanah is a joyous time because it is a time of renewal and repentance, accompanied by the expectation of forgiveness.
The Torah readings for Rosh Hashanah are Genesis chapter 21 (the birth of Isaac) on the first day and chapter 22 (the binding of Isaac) on the second day.
scheinerman.net /judaism/hhd/roshhashanah.html   (1411 words)

 Rosh Hashanah
In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means the "head of the year." It is also called the Feast of the Trumpets.
While it does have its festive side, Rosh Hashanah is not one big party, as the New Year's celebrations on Dec. 31 tend to be.
Rosh Hashanah is part of a process of spiritual growth.
www.infoplease.com /spot/roshhashanah1.html   (512 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Rosh Hashanah Works"
Rosh Hashanah is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish religion.
Rosh Hashanah is one of two High Holidays in the Jewish religion, the other being Yom Kippur, which occurs 10 days after Rosh Hashanah begins.
Rosh Hashanah begins with the first day of the seventh month, Tishri, and so is something of a symbolic New Year (at least in terms of what most people think of as "New Year's").
people.howstuffworks.com /rosh-hashanah.htm   (1016 words)

 Rosh Hashanah
This is the time when the traditional liturgy hearkens us to prepare for Rosh Hashanah - the holiday that begins the season where we are held accountable for our deeds from the past year.
It is customary to be inventive with food puns on Rosh Hashanah and customize a blessing that can belong uniquely to the person who expresses it.
Generally, most commentators agree that Rosh Hashanah is considered the day the world was either conceived or created.
www.hillel.org /jewish/holidays/roshhashanah/default.htm   (630 words)

 "Not a ‘Happy New Year’ - Forward.com"
In fact, the sources that define this period, from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur, are perfectly clear in their insistence that Rosh Hashanah is the Day of Judgment (the annual one, not the final one) and Yom Kippur is the day of Divine forgiveness.
The Mishnah describes Rosh Hashanah (1:2) as the time when “all of the world’s inhabitants pass before Him [to be judged] as sheep [before the shepherd]” (alternatively: “as troops [before the general]”); the Mishnah makes no mention of Yom Kippur in its discussion of judgment.
Rosh Hashanah is properly translated as “New Year” (literally, “the head of the year’) and for us, “New Year” implies joyous celebration.
www.forward.com /articles/not-a-%e2%80%98happy-new-year%e2%80%99   (666 words)

 Rosh HaShanah
Rosh in Hebrew means "chief or head" and shanah means "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).
The reason that Rosh HaShanah is the seventh month in the biblical religious calendar is that G-d made the month of Nisan the first month of the year in remembrance of Israel's divine liberation from Egypt (Exodus [Shemot] 12:2; 13:4).
Rosh HaShanah is referred to in the Torah as Yom Teruah, the Day of the Sounding of the Shofar (or the Day of the Awakening Blast).
www.mayimhayim.org /Festivals/Feast7.htm   (8858 words)

 Rosh HaShanah Mile Chai Jewish Books and Judaica
Rosh Hashanah is first and foremost the Day of Judgement.
Rosh Hashanah is the source of the harsh judgements of the entire year.
Rosh Hashanah is the main time for such gatherings because the source of the entire process of tikkun is to be found then.
www.milechai.com /product/Rosh_HaShanah.html   (1354 words)

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