Here is a special message from Rabbi Jonathan Rietti for Rosh Hashana, to give us inspiration and renewed faith and strength, as we enter this new Jewish new year after a year of much worry and concern.
Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is the anniversary of G-d’s creation of mankind – on the 6th day of the Creation of the world.
This Rosh Hashana marks the end of 5,783 years since Creation and the beginning of year 5,784.
Top Facts about the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana by chabad.com?
What: It is the birthday of the universe, the day G‑d created Adam and Eve, and it’s celebrated as the head of the Jewish year.
When: The first two days of the Jewish new year, Tishrei 1 and 2, beginning at sundown on the eve of Tishrei 1. Rosh Hashanah 2022 begins at sundown on September 25 and continues through nightfall on September 27.
● The most common name for this holiday is Rosh Hashanah, the name used in the eponymous tractate of Talmud devoted to the holiday.
● The Torah refers to this day as Yom Teruah (Day of the Shofar Blowing).1
● In our prayers, we often call it Yom Hazikaron (Day of Remembrance) and Yom Hadin (Day of Judgement) since this is the day when G‑d recalls all of His creations and determines their fate for the year ahead.
● Together with Yom Kippur (which follows 10 days later), it is part of the Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe, or: High Holidays).