Rosh Hashanah 5782

Written by: Żydowski Instytut Historyczny
Today at sundown begins the most important Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. A two-day long holiday, also known as the "day of blowing the horn," will last until sunset on September 8.
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Before World War I, Jewish rituals researcher Regina Lilientalowa wrote about Rosh Hashanah as follows:

Rosh Hashanah, or the "head of the year" (rosh means head, peak, beginning, shana - year), first of the Autumn holidays, falls on the first day of the seventh month called Tishri and lasts two days. Jews consider the holiday to be a memory of the conception of the world, but also - the Judgement Day (Yom HaDin) and the start of the civil year. All this is based on Talmud because neither as a New Year nor the Judgement Day does it appear in the Holy Bible, which calls it "a memorial of blowing of horns" and "day of blowing [the horn]."

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