Friday, September 22, 2006
Special reading for the Jewish New Year (Rosh HaShanah) 5767
Genesis 21:1-34; Numbers 29:1-6; 1 Samuel 1:1- 2:10
This Shabbat marks the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah and the celebration of the beginning of mankind.
“Now in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall also have a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work. It will be to you a day for blowing trumpets.” (Numbers 29:1)
So, why is it that the Jewish New Year is celebrated in the seventh month?