Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah (09/01)

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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 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 5771 begins at sundown on Wednesday September 08, 2010.

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