24 Facts About Rosh Hashanah

1. Rosh Hashanah is a time of judgment, tempered with the great love God has for His people.

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2. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year, the beginning of the month of Tishrei.

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3. Rosh Hashanah is the first of ten Jewish high holy days ending with Yom Kippur.

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4. Rosh Hashanah is the celebration of the Jewish New Year and one of the most important religious holidays in Judaism.

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5. Rosh Hashanah marks the first and second days of the Jewish New Year.

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6. Rosh Hashanah is celebrated in many different ways by Jewish communities with songs, prayers, stories and special foods.

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7. Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish holiday marking the first and second days of the Jewish year.

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8. In 2017, Rosh Hashanah began at sundown Wednesday, September 20, and ended with nightfall Friday, September 22.

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9. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year that falls on the first and second days of the Jewish month of Tishrei, at the end of the summer.

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10. Rosh Hashanah is a time of reviewing and repairing one's relationship with God, the Supreme Judge.

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11. Rosh Hashanah is known as the Day of Judgment, for it is believed that on this day God judges all of his people and decides on their fate in the next year.

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12. Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of the Jewish month of Tishri.

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13. Rosh Hashanah begins the Days of Awe, a 10-day period ending with Yom Kippur during which observers reflect upon and repent their deeds of the previous year and consider the year ahead.

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14. Rosh Hashanah begins the Days of Awe, a 10-day period ending with Yom Kippur.

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15. Rosh Hashanah falls in the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, Tishrei, when God is said to have created the world, hence the celebration of the new year.

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16. In 2018, Rosh Hashanah will begin on Sunday evening at sundown and conclude at sundown on Tuesday.

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17. Rosh Hashanah is the holiday marking the Jewish new year, and leads into the Days of Awe, serving as a time to both rejoice and engage in self-reflection.

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18. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and is celebrated in early Autumn.

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19. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year, often referred to as the "Birth of the World.

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20. The latest Gregorian date that Rosh Hashanah can occur is October 5, as happened in 1815, 1929 and 1967, and will happen again in 2043.

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21. Rosh Hashanah occurs 163 days after the first day of Passover.

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22. Rosh Hashanah is the day of "Yom Hadin", known as Judgment day.

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23. Rosh Hashanah marks the start of a new year in the Hebrew calendar.

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24. Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration that begins on the first day of Tishrei, which is the seventh month of the ecclesiastical year.

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