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Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year

September 7, 2021

The Bible commands the Israelites to sound the Shofar on the first day of the seventh month (Numbers 29). And indeed, Jews have been celebrating the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah on that day for thousands of years, a day alternately known as the Feast of Trumpets. And the Shofar is a central part of the prayers and celebration of the day

   Join Shmuel Junger for an enlightening discussion of the meaning of Rosh Hashanah, and especially the significance of the shofar. As Jews all over the world are in the synagogue, immersed in prayers and listening to the sound of the shofar, you can learn more about what this important holiday is all about

Rosh HaShanah ushers in a month of important holidays on the Jewish calendar. On the 10th day of the seventh month is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and just a few days later begins the 8-day holiday of the Feast of Tabernacles or Succot. But for some families, hovering on the edge of poverty or deeply mired in financial stress, this month of holidays presents unbearable challenges. Help a Jewish family celebrate these Jewish holidays as they deserve to be celebrated, with nutritious family meals and real joy. Fill the refrigerator of a family who cannot afford to feed their children adequately. This year, you can support a needy family in Samaria for the Feast of Tabernacles.