Did You Know? Rosh Hashanah

Rosh is the Hebrew word for “head”, ha is the definite article (“the”), and shana means year. Thus Rosh HaShanah means “start of the year”, referring to the Jewish day of new year.[3][4]

The term Rosh Hashanah in its current meaning does not appear in the Torah. Leviticus 23:24[5] refers to the festival of the first day of the seventh month as zikhron teru’ah (“a memorial of blowing [of horns]”); it is also referred to in the same part of Leviticus as ‘שַׁבַּת שַׁבָּתוֹן’ (shabbat shabbaton) or ultimate Sabbath or meditative rest day, and a “holy day to God”. These same words are commonly used in the Psalms to refer to the anointed days. Numbers 29:1[6] calls the festival yom teru’ah (“day of blowing [the horn]”).

The term rosh hashanah appears once in the Bible (Ezekiel 40:1),[7] where it has a different meaning: either generally the time of the “beginning of the year”, or possibly a reference to Yom Kippur,[8] or to the month of Nisan.[a][12]

In the Jewish prayer-books (the Siddur and Machzor), Rosh Hashanah is also called Yom Hazikaron (the day of remembrance),[4] not to be confused with the modern Israeli remembrance day of the same name.

Rosh Hashanah marks the start of a new year in the Hebrew calendar (one of four “new year” observances that define various legal “years” for different purposes as explained in the Mishnah and Talmud).[4] It is the new year for people, animals, and legal contracts. The Mishnah also sets this day aside as the new year for calculating calendar years, shmita years, and yovel years. Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of Man.[13]

Rosh HaShanah
shofar, pomegranates, wine, apple and honey – symbols of the Rosh HaShanah holiday
Official nameראש השנה
Also calledJewish New Year
Observed byJews
ObservancesPraying in synagogue, personal reflection, and hearing or blowing the shofar.
BeginsStart of first day of Tishrei
EndsEnd of second day of Tishrei
Date1 Tishrei, 2 Tishrei
2021 dateSunset, 6 September –
nightfall, 8 September[1]
2022 dateSunset, 25 September –
nightfall, 27 September[1]
2023 dateSunset, 15 September –
nightfall, 17 September[1]
2024 dateSunset, 2 October –
nightfall, 4 October[1]




Rest by MwsR
Let your soul find peace.
Set your mind at ease.
Free yourself from guilt and shame
Rest on God almighty’s name.
Follow not this world’s view.
But awake and start with God’s; it will renew.
Reach for the one who gives you love
Soar through life just like a dove.
In him alone you’ll never want again.
If in his will you doth attend.
It’s written in his word how to live
It’s in his forgiveness you learn to give.
His light will guide you when clouds turn gray.
Just walk with him and don’t turn away.

Good News! ( Religious post)

”You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.” Psalm 77:14 (NIV)

In this verse, the psalmist refers to all the miraculous works God had performed for the people of Israel time and time again. In countless situations, God had proven His faithfulness to His people by rescuing them from trouble and answering their prayers in miraculous ways. This verse compels us to not only remember God is a God of miracles but also to let that truth crush our doubts of God’s miraculous abilities and faithfulness in our lives.

Only a mighty, miracle-working God could have orchestrated some of the things that answered many of my prayers over the past few years. Not all my prayers were answered, of course, but enough to help me remember He is still the God of miracles today. He helped me fully realize Heis my provider. Not a man, not a job, not my own talents or efforts — Him alone.

God is always worthy of our praise — for the answered prayers we thought were unanswerable and the unanswered prayers we still lift up to Him each day. He is always faithful and always trustworthy. He hears our prayers and knows all of our needs.

If you have prayers you’ve been praying for quite some time, keep the faith. God is at work behind the scenes. Nothing is impossible for God.