About Rosh Hashanah


The Rosh Hashanah for Jews is about to approach on Sunday, October 02. They will commemorate the day in the name of God for creating such a wonderful world.

In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means ‘head of the year’. It is celebrated as the New Year’s Day of the Jewish calendar. Actually, it has encapsulated fourfold meaning into it—Jewish New Year, the Day of Judgment.

  • The Day of Remembrance, and the Day of Shofar Blowing. This is About Rosh Hashanah and its different names.

  • It is a custom to blow a shofar—ram’s horn on the day of Rosh Hashanah in synagogue. It is most important symbol indicating the solemn lessons of this day. It is sounded on both days of the Festival, but not on Shabbat.

  • The purpose of sounding the shofar has expressed by the great medieval Jewish teacher, Maimonides, who wrote that the notes of the shofar are intended to proclaim the need for an immediate spiritual revival.

  • Jews of the giving of Torah on the Mount Sinai when shofar was blown to mark the end of Divine Revelation. Again, it is reminder of the Day of Judgment, and the coming of the Messiah and Resurrection. Moreover, it links the day with the sacrifice of Issac, when a ram with curved horns took the place of Issac on the altar.

  • Wearing white on Rosh Hashanah is also the custom of the Jews. The color white represents the ideals of purity and the nearness to God and enhances the religious solemnity of the day. Thus the Scrolls of the Law and the ark are all covered in white for the day and white clothes are worn by the synagogue officials and other worshippers.

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