is the Jewish feast that starts the new Jewish year.
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Rosh Hashanah begins the evening of
It begins the Jewish month of Tishri.
On that day, we are leaving the Jewish year 5778
entering the year 5779.
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Jesus was Jewish and
he celebrated this feast each year.
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Rosh Hashanah means
Head of the Year
Beginning of the Year
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is a feast where the Jews
focus on and celebrate
that God is King.
Jews remind themselves that we are not to be on the throne of our life.
Only God can be on the throne of our life.
This feast lifts up the sovereignty of God.
This feast also helps the Jewish people
for the God of all Creation.
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is a time of
It also has an underlying concept
being serious about your relationship to God.
Jews rejoice in the New Year.
Jews are serious about getting right with God and with people.
This is a time of taking note of our
past, present, and future choices.
In the Bible, God tells us that he sets before us life and good and death and evil. Then he tells us to choose.
Jews are reminded that every day they make choices for or against God and his ways.
This is a time of year where Jews focus on solidifying their determination to follow God more closely.
Rosh Hashanah has several names
The Feast of Trumpets.
The blowing of trumpets is an important part of the feast.
The month before Rosh Hashanah
is a month called Elul.
Drawing close to God
are important themes
of the month
The month of Elul is a time of
preparation of the heart
for the New Year
and for Yom Kippur.
It is a time of reviewing the past year and taking stock.
It is a time of repentance.
The Jewish people blow the trumpet each day in Elul to
awaken themselves spiritually.
During the month of Elul,
the Jewish people read Psalm 27 often - sometimes daily.
There will be a Jewish temple built one day in Jerusalem.
Basically all of the items needed
in a Jewish temple are ready to go.
Below is a video showing a
Jewish ceremony of lighting the menorah.
"Ha Shem" means "THE Name" which means "God."
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about Rosh Hashanah,
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