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Rosh HaShanah

  • October 02, 2016
  • October 04, 2016
  • Temple New Jerusalem ,2686 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin, Fl

Rosh HaShanah is the Jewish New Year! It falls once a year during the month of Tishrei, which is the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar (September or October), and occurs ten days before Yom Kippur.


Rosh HaShanah literally means, "Head of the Year" in Hebrew. It is observed on the first two days of Tishrei. Jews embark on the serious task of examining their lives and repenting for any wrong that they have committed during the year. This process of repenting is called, "Teshuvah." Rosh Hashanah strives for individuals to make peace and bring about a restoration to oneself and to others.

Rosh Hashanah is sometimes referred to as the Day of Judgement.
In John 5:24-27, Yeshua said He has the authority to judge people. In Revelation 21:27, God calls it the "Lamb’s book of life." When the Lord returns, He will come with the sound of the Shofar blast!

On Rosh Hashanah, it is a custom to greet people with "L’Shanah Tovah," which means, "May you have a good year."  Or it is also common to say, "L'shana tova tikateivu."  May you be written for a good year.

The Shofar (Ram's horn) is an important symbol of Rosh HaShanah. The sound of the shofar blast reminds people of the importance of self reflection.

It is traditional to eat apple slices and dipped in honey to remind us of the "sweetness" for the coming year.

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