Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Rosh Hashanah &
the Jewish High Holy Days
Sept 01 : 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 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.