Rosh Hashanah

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It’s time to get ready for Rosh Hashanah! The Torah Cylcle is about to reset and we are one day closer to the crowning of King Messiah!

It is a time of introspection, repentance and new beginnings. Let’s make this a good and sweet year!

“So teach us to count our days, so that we will become wise.”

-Psalm 90:12 by Moshe, the Man of G-d

Rosh Hashanah is the next appointed time or Biblical Feast.

Rosh Hashanah begins sunset of  Sunday, September 25, 2022

Rosh Hashanah begins sunset of  Sunday, September 25, 2022
Ends nightfall of  Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Starting one month before is a beautiful period of introspection and reflection where it is customary to apologize and make amends with everyone you have wronged throughout the year. From Elul 1 Sunday August 28, 2022 to the day before Yom Kippur, it is customary to read 3 extra Psalms each day. On Yom Kippur (Tuesday October 4 5782 at sunset) the last 36 Psalms are read, so that you have read the entire book of Psalms during this special time. This tradition was started by the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of the Chabad movement.

First Fruits of Zion has a wealth of resources clarifying why a Christian would want to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. My favorite might be the The Day of Remembrance article.


Chabad’s Rosh Hashanah Page

Rosh Hashanah is the birthday of the universe, the day G‑d created Adam and Eve, and it’s celebrated as the head of the Jewish year. It begins at sundown on the eve of Tishrei 1 (Sept. 25, 2022) and ends after nightfall on Tishrei 2 (Sept. 27, 2022).

The central observance of Rosh Hashanah is blowing the shofar (ram’s horn) on both mornings of the holiday (except on Shabbat), which is normally done in synagogue as part of the day’s services.

Rosh Hashanah feasts traditionally include round challah bread (studded with raisins) and apples dipped in honey, as well as other foods that symbolize our wishes for a sweet year.

Other Rosh Hashanah observances include candle lighting in the evenings and desisting from creative work.

Together with Yom Kippur (which follows 10 days later), it is part of the Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe, or High Holidays). Read more about Rosh Hashanah

Remember to be wise and count your days! Look ahead to the rest of the Jewish Holidays

Weekly Readings and Study + Daily Devotions

Go Study Ha’Azinu 5783

The tenth portion of the book of Devarim/Deuteronomy is Ha’Azinu, which means “Hear.” This is the fifty-third Torah Portion.

TORAH: DUTERONOMY 32:1-32:52
HAFTORAH: 2 SAMUEL 22:1-51
APOSTLES: JOHN 6:26-38

Go Study Nitzavim 5782

The eighth portion of the book of Devarim/Deuteronomy is Nitzavim, which means “Standing.” This is the fifty-first Torah Portion.

TORAH: DUTERONOMY 26:1-29:8
HAFTORAH: ISAIAH 60:1-22
APOSTLES: MATTHEW 4:13-24