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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

  • Self Growth Happens Between Letting Go And Moving On

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    Self-Growth Happens Between Letting Go and Moving On By Yol Swan | Submitted On September 22, 2012 Recommend Article Article Comments Print Article Share this article on Facebook Share this article on Twitter Share this article on Google+ Share this article on Linkedin Share this article on StumbleUpon Share this article on Delicious Share this article on Digg Share this article on Reddit Share this article on Pinterest Expert Author Yol Swan In the Jewish tradition, the New Year is received

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

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    The 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

  • Pesach Essay

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    important is addition is the shofar blowing

  • Jewish Traditions

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    from eating or drinking to show God that I am sorry for any sins that I may have committed over the last year. During both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we go to the synagogue and listen to the blowing of the Shofar, a ram’s horn. This rich tradition honors our ancestors who used the Shofar to call everyone to pray at the

  • Essay on The Customs of Rosh Hashanah

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    life. The rabbi will also be wearing white, to symbolize a burial shroud, called a Kittel, reminding one of mortality. The service proceeds with normal prayers, such as the Shinaar, the prevalent theme being that God is the King. The shofar is sounded throughout, with three distinctive notes - Tekiah, which is firm, Shebharim, which is a broken sound, and Teruah, which is a tremor. The readings that take place are focused on motherhood, particularly on the conception

  • Response Paper On Rituals

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    it is written and on Yom Kippur (about a week later) it is sealed. On Rosh Hashanah we are praying that G-d will give us a sweet, new year and that nothing bad will happen to us. A major part of Rosh Hashanah is to blow the shofar, which is a hollowed-out ram’s horn. This shofar is a wake-up call for us in order to remind us to ‘wake-up’ and repent for any of our wrongdoings. Although I have celebrated Rosh Hashanah every year since I was born, I actually do not know the origins of it. I have never

  • 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 seven Jews celebrate seven important holidays throughout the year. These holidays represent

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    The seven Jews celebrate seven important holidays throughout the year. These holidays represent occasions where God steered the Jews down the right path. These holidays include Shabbat, Purim, Passover, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Rosh Hashana, and Shavuot. These holidays come around every year. They all involve their own ceremonies and customs. Jews all around the world take part in the festivities. More importantly, these holidays depict how and why people of Jewish value these celebrations. First

  • Judaism, Religion, And Remarkable History

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    Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world. It is a faith that is deeply rooted in tradition, culture, and remarkable history. “The Jewish religion is most commonly referred to as a type of ethical monotheism, as it assumes the existence of a Creator-God whose benevolence and goodness are reflected in His love of humanity and who has imparted to the Jews ethical principles by which they (and the rest of the human race) are expected to live by.” (367) . Judaism stems from the promise made