Rosh Hashanah Begins at Sundown
September 28, 2011 Leave a comment
The Jewish New Year 5772 begins at sundown Wednesday as the two-day holiday known as Rosh Hashanah calling sinners to repent.
And as Fr Robert observes:
Jewish tradition teaches that during the High Holy Days God decides who will live and who will die during the coming year. Indeed God is always sovereign & providential!
While VOA reports ‘Israel Observes Rosh Hashanah in Uncertain Times’:
Israelis are observing Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the High Holy Days and a time of reflection and prayer. There are 10 days of repentance leading up to the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement.
The New Year comes at a time of political uncertainty in Israel, as the Palestinians seek recognition of an independent state at the United Nations…
And there is more on the holiday self here.