What is Rosh Hashanah? “Rosh” is a Hebrew word for head, “sanah” means year and “ha” is the definite article. Thus “rosh hasana” means the head of the year which refers to Jewish day of the new year.
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Near. The biblical name of this holiday is Yom Teruah sometimes which is also translated as the Feast of trumpets . So here we bring you the Rosh Hashanah dates and Rosh Hashanah celebration ideas.
Rosh Hashanah is a two day festival which begins on the first day of the first month (Tishrei) Jewish civil year. As to the study of religious belief , the day is said to be the anniversary of Adam and Eve(the first man and women) and their first action towards the realization of humanity’s role in gods world.
Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding a hollowed–out ram’s horn which is known as Shofar.
Religious groups such as the messianic Jews and the church of god groups celebrate the biblical feast of trumpets as a fulfillment of the new covenant marriage between Christ and the Church.
Rosh Hashanah is also known as the day of judgement or the day of repentance. The first ten days of this Jewish New year begins with Rosh Hashanah 2016 and ends with Yom Kippur 2016 .
When is Rosh Hashanah This Year 2016 Dates
Rosh Hashanah, falls on the first two days of the first month of the Jewish new year, and here is the coinciding secular date for this year
2016 – October 2(at evening)
October 4(at evening)
The evening before the first day of the Jewish new year is known as Erev Rosh Hashanah . according to the Gregorian calendar the earliest date in a year in which Jewish new year can occur is 5 september .
The Jewish calendar has been designed in such a way that Rosh Hashanah never falls on Sunday , Wednesday or Friday.
The two days of Rosh Hashanah are said to constitute “ Yoma Arichtah” which means one long day.
Rosh Hashanah celebration ideas for 2016
Rosh Hashanah is celebrated in many ways , in different ways by different Jews . A prayer book named Machhzor (a book which contains specific prayers of the high holidays) . As for the similar aspects of this festival what goes in the Jewish house of worship (synagogue) is evacuation from the “standard” Friday night and Saturday morning of the weekly Sabbath (Judaism day of rest and seventh day of the week). A special holiday is also held before Rosh Hashanah which is called Silichot ( Hebrew for forgiveness) .
A shofar is blown with the prayers. There are distinct ways of blowing the shofar . In other Rosh Hashanah practice which is also known as Tashlich , in this practice the Jewish say particular prayers and they toss dry pieces of bread into the place where the water is not stable. In this process the dry pieces of bread are referred to the sins of the person which are then washed away. For Rosh Hashanah two candles are lit with unique prayers , rhymes , melodies or songs to represent the uniqueness of the holiday.
Some people brush the challah (a unique bread that joins the celebration of the Shabbat that signify the endless circle of life and the crown of God’s kingship over a human being.
It is traditional to arrange the dinner table with one of the best bedding and to wear new unique cloths to show the accent of the occasion.
In the Sephardic tradition people place the covered basket of the fruit as to show that no one knows that what the upcoming year will bring for you.
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