What Is Rosh Hashanah?
|dc.description.abstract||This article describes the meaning and observance of Rosh Hashana from the Orthodox perspective of the American Jewish Chabad. The article notes that Rosh Hashana means "Head of the Year": "Just like the head controls the body, our actions on Rosh Hashanah have a tremendous impact on the rest of the year." It is the "birthday of the universe," and marks the day Adam and Eve were created. A central feature of the observance of the holiday is the sound of the shofar ("ram's horn", which is blown on both days of Rosh Hashana, and "represents the trumpet blast that is sounded at a king’s coronation," as well as serving as a call for repentance. The article describes the observances and symbols associated with the holiday. Click on the link to read.||en_US|
|dc.subject||High Holy Days||en_US|
|dc.title||What Is Rosh Hashanah?||en_US|
|dc.title.alternative||The Jewish New Year, anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, a day of judgment and coronation, and sounding of the shofar . . .||en_US|