Rosh Hashanah

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  • Rosh Hashanah Essay

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    Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah heads the year of Jewish festivals and traditions. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and is usually celebrated for two days in September or October, depending on when it falls in the Hebrew calendar. Rosh Hashanah celebrates the creation of the world and is a time for reflection and self evaluation. It is celebrated on the first day of the seventh month (the month of Tishri). Rosh Hashanah is celebrated by Orthodox Jews everywhere and is one of the

  • Essay on The Customs of Rosh Hashanah

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    The Customs of Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah falls on the first of Tishri, a Jewish month which falls in September. It is regarded as a high holy day, on which all normal activity ceases. Even those Jews who are not particularly observant will make an effort to attend the synagogue. It is known as Yomim Norain, or day of awe. It is a day on which one should show humility to God and acknowledge that whatever our intentions may be we will descend into sin. On this

  • Judaism : The Father Of The Jewish Religion In The Middle East

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    Judaism began about 4000 years ago with the Hebrew people in the Middle East. Abraham, who was a Hebrew man, is considered the father of the Jewish faith because he promoted the main idea of the Jewish faith: that there is only one God. At the time a lot of people in the Middle East worshipped many gods. The Jewish tradition, Abraham founded which was later named the Jewish religion in the land of Israel, around 1800 BCE. The Torah says that Abraham came to know that there was only one God, and he

  • The Jewish faith revolves around the theme of relationships between the Creator, mankind and the

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    Jewish faith revolves around the theme of relationships between the Creator, mankind and the land of Israel. It is through these relationships that Jewish Beliefs, Customs and Sacred Writings interlink throughout the Jewish religion. The festival Rosh Hashanah is a prime example of where Jewish practices strongly associate with the beliefs and Sacred Scriptures of Judaism. Through the links between customs, traditions and Sacred Writings, adherents to the Jewish faith affiliate with not only their communities

  • Pesach Essay

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    Yom Hadin ( Day of judgment) Its called those names because it is when god determines all of their fates for the future year Rosh Hashanah observations The great people by saying “Leshana tovah tikatev v’tichatem” to men (Chabad.org) To woman they say “Leshana tovah tikatevee v’tichatemee” ( Chabad.org) It means “May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year¨ Rosh Hashanah prayers Most of the day is spent in the synagogue. Evening and Afternoon prayers are similar to the prayers on any other holiday

  • Jewish Traditions

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    a holiday that I enjoy celebrating every year because my family and I follow the customs of my ancestors. Another holiday, Passover, is celebrated to remember the historic moments that happened in Egypt a long time ago. The High Holidays, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, are the most religious holidays in Judaism. Chanukah, Passover, and the High Holidays are all cherished holidays, but my families’ Chanukah traditions are my favorite time of the year! Chanukah falls in the Hebrew month

  • Rosh Hashana

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    Every year, on Rosh Hashana, we read from Sefer Bereishis. We discuss the story of Avraham and Hagar and Yishamel and Sarah and Yitzchak. Avraham and Hagar had Yishmael while Sarah was still barren. Finally, towards the end of their lives, they had Yitzchak. The pasuk there tells us that after that, "Sarah saw that the son of Hagar (Yishmael), the Egyptian, that she had born to Avraham, was mocking. She said to Avraham, 'Drive out this slave-woman and her son, for the son of this slave-woman will

  • How Yom Kippur Is The Most Important Feast Of The Jewish Calendar

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    Yom Kippur is the most important feast in the Jewish calendar. The Jewish people celebrates this feat on every consecutive year. I chose to speak about the feast of Yom Kippur because it was inspired to me by one of the initiators of the Neocatechumenal Way (Carmen Hernandez). Hernandez had a deep love of for the Jewish Liturgies especially the feast of Yom Kippur. Every single year the Neocatechumenal Way in different countries has a retreat and in the retreat there is a special day reserved for

  • The Loss Of Innocence In Elie Wiesel's Night

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    Loss of innocence is a change in a person’s behaviors, beliefs, or perspectives as a result of experience. The theme of loss of innocence is often seen in not only literature, but also everyday life. During the Holocaust, many Jewish children were forced into concentration camps, where they endured eye opening experiences that forced them to lose their innocence. In the memoir, Night, Elie Wiesel writes about the experiences that caused him to lose his innocence in the concentration camps. At the

  • Elie Wiesel Reflection

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    Auschwitz concentration camp. While there, Wiesel is forced to a reexamine and even question his previously strong relationship with God. On pages 67 and 68, Elie begins his first act of rebelling the Jewish religion when on the first night of Rosh Hashanah, he doesn’t participate in the prayer and later, when he doesn’t fast for Yom Kippur. Through anaphoric repetition and juxtaposition, Wiesel explores the complicated and ever-changing relationship with God that victims of religious persecution

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