Rosh Hashana / ראש השנה

Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה), (literally "head of the year"), is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim ("Days of Awe"), celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. It is described in the Torah as יום תרועה (Yom Teru'ah, a day of sounding [the Shofar]).

Rosh Hashana begins at sundown on Sun, 02 October 2016.

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List of Dates

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Recommended Books

Rosh Hashana - ראש השנה

Rosh Hashana I - ראש השנה יום א׳

Torah Portion: Genesis 21:1 - 21:34 & Numbers 29:1 - 29:6

1: Genesis 21:1-4
2: Genesis 21:5-12
3: Genesis 21:13-21
4: Genesis 21:22-27
5: Genesis 21:28-34
maf: Numbers 29:1-6 (6 p'sukim)

Haftarah: I Samuel 1:1 - 2:10

Rosh Hashana I (on Shabbat) - ראש השנה יום א׳ (בשבת)

Torah Portion: Genesis 21:1 - 21:34 & Numbers 29:1 - 29:6

1: Genesis 21:1-4
2: Genesis 21:5-8
3: Genesis 21:9-12
4: Genesis 21:13-17
5: Genesis 21:18-21
6: Genesis 21:22-27
7: Genesis 21:28-34
maf: Numbers 29:1-6 (6 p'sukim)

Haftarah: I Samuel 1:1 - 2:10

Rosh Hashana II - ראש השנה יום ב׳

Torah Portion: Genesis 22:1 - 22:24 & Numbers 29:1 - 29:6

1: Genesis 22:1-3
2: Genesis 22:4-8
3: Genesis 22:9-14
4: Genesis 22:15-19
5: Genesis 22:20-24
maf: Numbers 29:1-6 (6 p'sukim)

Haftarah: Jeremiah 31:1 - 31:19

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
"Rosh Hashanah" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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