Rosh Hashanah 2017
Ours this very and highly informative web article provides rich and enlightening information about the rosh hashanah 2017, dates of the rosh hashanah festival, and the ways and activities of celebrating this magnificent festival of the Jews. The Rosh Hashanah is also known as the Jewish New Year (or Hebrew New Year), and is a highly religious, elevating, and joyous festival of Jews.
Meaning in Hebrew the "Head of the Year", Rosh Hashanah is celebrated in the beginning two days of the seventh month of the Hebrew Calendar. Though the first month of the Hebrew calendar is Nissan, Jews believed that it was the seventh month (Tishrei) of the calendar, when the Universe was actually created by the God. Therefore, Rosh Hashanah has been being celebrated on the 1 and 2 day of Tishrei, since time immemorial. Thus, the rosh hashanah also reminds and celebrates the birthday of the universe, according to Jews, along with the beginning of the Jewish New Year.
In 2017 (corresponding to the Jewish Calendar Year 5775), the Rosh Hashanah will begin in the evening (sunset) of October 2 and will end in the evening (nightfall) of October 4 ; the October 4 will be the full holiday for this religious festival of Jews. Here, it may be noted that the Rosh Hashanah occurs generally in between the time September 5 and October 5, every year.
The Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are regarded as the most religious, auspicious, and revered high holidays of the Jewish calendar, and are collectively referred to as the "Yamim Noraim', which means the "Days of Awe". The Yom Kippur comes after ten days of the start of Rosh Hashanah in month Tishrei. The ways of celebrating the rosh hashanah are described briefly in the following paragraphs.
Marking the most auspicious and holiest occasion in the Hebrew calendar, Rosh Hashanah is regarded as the purifying and blessing occasion on which people present themselves before the most judicious and compassionate Creator of the universe, for the purpose of judicious judgment, quite similar like the sheep pass for censorious examination before the discerning shepherd. Rosh Hashanah is inevitably associated with honest and long prayers (which are complied in Makhzor and Mahzorim), which generally performed from early morning to the afternoon.
In addition to the prayers, performed also are the tasks or acts of unbiased introspection, repentance (Teshuvah), casting off the previous sins (Tashlich), and very joyful and optimistic celebrations of the bright and promising New Year. Frequent and unique blasts of Shofar is inseparable part of the rosh hashanah celebration, which are meant for making the listeners active and conscientious promptly, leaving all the evils and lethargy behind and away. Saying "L' Shanah Tovah" to other people and sending new year greeting cards to near and dear ones residing near and far, are other traditional act of new year celebration. Apples and honey are the traditional and most popular food items during rosh hashanah.