Background to Rosh Hashanah
Leviticus 23: 23-24 The Lord said to Moses, Say to the Israelites: ‘On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of sabbath rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts.
Rosh Hashanah is celebrated on the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei (September or October in the Gregorian calendar). It’s the seventh month of the year, and just as Shabbat (or Sabbath) is set apart as the seventh day, so too the seventh month is set apart. It’s the traditional time to celebrate the New Year, and Rosh Hashanah literally means “the Head of the Year”.
Would you like to celebrate Rosh Hashanah at home? Feel free to download our handout.