We are dedicated to helping you learn more about Jewish culture and tradition, so that you can more effectively reach out to your Jewish friends and neighbors. One of the most significant High Holy Days” on the Jewish calendar is Rosh Hashana. This two-day celebration, also known as the Jewish New Year, is filled with tradition and honor to God. It takes place each year in the fall.
What does it mean? How is it celebrated? And what is the significance of the shofar, or ram’s horn, sounded to mark the occasion? These questions and more are answered in our new video. Please take a few moments to watch it!
You will gain great insight into this special occasion. For instance, you will learn that the ram’s horn signifies God’s Kingship, and is also a symbol of God’s provision. Remember the story of Abraham in found in Genesis 22? This is the passage where God commands Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, on the altar. In obedience, Abraham binds his much-loved and long-waited-for son and prepares to take his life. As he raises his knife in the air, God provides a ram for sacrifice.
The traditions of blowing the horn, eating certain foods, and reading Scripture are just the beginning. Learn more by watching our video on Rosh Hashana now. Thank you for loving God’s chosen people—the Jewish people—and the nation of Israel.