Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah 2009 (09/11)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Rosh Hashanah &
the Jewish High Holy Days

Sept 11 : 07 days to Rosh Hashanah

Did you know that Rosh Hashanah has several names by which it is referred to in the Bible, including Yom Teruah (the Day of the Shofar) and Yom Ha-Zikkaron (the Day of Remembrance)?

The name Yom Teruah refers to the shofar, the hollowed out ram’s horn that is blown 100 times on Rosh Hashanah.

The name Yom Ha-Zikkaron reminds Jews of their responsibilities as G-d’s chosen people.

Rosh Hashanah begins a 10 day period, known as the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im, a time of penitence and prayer that ends with Yom Kippur. Jews worldwide are given these 10 days to repent for their sins and ask G-d for forgiveness.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish High Holy Days. Please join us!

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Friday September 18, 2009.

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