Rosh Hashanah

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On this happy occasion, reach out to your friends and loved ones with a message of peace, prosperity and good health.

“Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated in 2013 from sundown on Sept. 4 to nightfall on Sept. 6. The Hebrew date for Rosh Hashanah is 1 Tishrei 5774.

Though Rosh Hashanah literally means “head of the year,” the holiday actually takes place on the first two days of the Hebrew month of Tishrei, which is the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar. This is because Rosh Hashanah, one of four new years in the Jewish year, is considered the new year of people, animals and legal contracts. In the Jewish oral tradition, Rosh Hashanah marks the completion of the creation of the world.

Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days, or Yamim Noraim (the “Days of Awe“), and is followed 10 days later by Yom Kippur, the “day of atonement.”  The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are viewed as an opportunity for Jews to repent (teshuvah, in Hebrew) and ensure a good fate.”  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/02/rosh-hashanah-2013_n_3838449.html

Any occasion to bless our friends and love ones with the message of hope, and love is a good one.  Today, share the news of the gospel, repel the evil, and fight for the salvation of those who don’t know our Lord.  On Rosh Hashanah the common greeting is shana tovah u’metukah, which in Hebrew means have “a good and sweet new year.

Have a good and sweet day in the Lord.

Blessings to you.

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