Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown today

What is Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah literally means "head of the year" and is celebrated on the first day of the month of Tishri on the Jewish Calendar.

So, this is the day that begins the Jewish New Year.

It is also known as Yom Teruah, the day of the sounding of the shofar, the "Blowing of Trumpets", and "The Feast of Trumpets".

Rosh Hashanah is also one of the 7 major annual "Feast days" of the Jewish Year.

The commandment to observe Rosh Hashanah is found in Leviticus 23:23-25:

"And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 'Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.'"

This year, 2014, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Sept 24th and ends at sundown on the 25th

If you would like even more insight into this very special day including verrrrry interesting information about "The Last Trump", when Jesus was really born, and more, HERE'S THE LINK

If you would like to hear the sound of the Shofar and its specific various sounds blown on the "Feast of Trumpets" including the sound of the last trumpet known as the Teki'ah Gedolah, which is, as the name indicates, the Last Trumpet (and is the final trumpet call blown at the end of this 2 minute 29 second video), HERE'S THE LINK