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Rosh Hashanah


Regular Shabbat Readings

* Note: On Jewish holidays, special readings often interrupt the regular cycle.

  • Rosh Hashanah (ראש השנה | Beginning of the Year)
  • Torah: Genesis 21
  • Maftir: Numbers 29:1-6
  • Haftarah: Jeremiah 31:1-19

Portion Summary

Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה), (literally "head of the year"), is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim ("Days of Awe"), celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. It is described in the Torah as יום תרועה (Yom Teru'ah, a day of sounding [the Shofar]).




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