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09/16/23 Rosh Hashanah

1, Tishrei 5784

Shabbat Shalom

Welcome, this week's Torah portion falls on Rosh Hashanah (also called "Yom Teruah" or "Day of shouting"), which is one of four new year celebrations and holy times appointed by GOD. Those four new year celebrations are: Rosh Hashana (Kings and Feasts, which is Nisan 1 in the beginning of the year); then Rosh Hashanah Lebehamot (New Year of the Animals, which is Elul 1); Rosh Hashanah/Yom Teruah (New Year time when GOD created mankind, which is Tishrei 1); and Tu B'Shvat (New Year of the trees, which is the 15th of Shevat).

Rosh Hashanah is a Holy Day appointed by GOD which marks not only the "changing of a season" (as it falls in the time of the end of Summer and ushers in the beginning of Fall); it also marks the beginning of the 10 Days of Awe ("Yamim Noraim") and the period of time of entering into the High Holy Days (Rosh Hashanah/Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot & Shemini Atzeret). The 10 Days of Awe are a very special time & season of repentance leading up to the Holy Day Yom Kippur, or "Day of Atonement". Yom Kippur being also the time in which the books in Heaven are opened and GOD renders HIS judgment on how we have individually conducted our lives. Therefore, during the 10 Days of Awe, it is important to seek forgiveness from GOD and man if we have sinned with our words or our actions against others.

Rosh Hashanah/Yom Teruah

Torah: Genesis 21:1-34; Numbers 29:1-6

Haftarah: 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10

Please also visit the related links below for further teaching on these High Holy Days:

Shanah Tovah! Happy Rosh Hashanah & Have a Sweet New Year!

Shabbat Shalom from Torah Keeper!

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