What is Rosh Hashanah

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The world and its food. When I think about it, many of the dishes I’ve seen in the past weeks come by via internet. In the last few weeks I have seen a lot of food videos based on the upcoming holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas starts in less than a month and then we have New Years eve. The most beautiful dishes and snacks were served, like lava cake and a special whipped coffee: Dalgona Coffee. You can watch these recipes on my YouTube Channel! Not typical Holiday dishes, but really nice to watch. As with any religion, there are special days. One of these days is Rosh Hashanah. In this article more about what is Rosh Hannahah.

What is the definition of Rosh Hashanah

The meaning of Rosh Hashanah is:

”Rosh Hashanah is de head of the year, the Jewish New Year”.

What is Rosh Hashanah

Like I mentioned above, its the head of the year. The time that the Jewish people are celebrating the New Year. This day is in the bible also know as Yom Teruah. Like many special days, the celebration of the New Year is a two-day celebration.

The first day is celebrated on the first day of Tishrei. Tishrei takes place on the seventh month of the church year. Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the civil year. According to the belief of Judaism, this is a particularly important day. It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam & Eve. The first man and woman in this world according to the Hebrew Bible. The creation of Adam & Eve is seen as the creation of man by God.

Jewish New Year

The holiday is related to the start of the economic year in agriculture. The start of the year consisted of sowing, growing and harvesting agriculture. The harvest used to be celebrated in a big way. Depending on the civilization, there were harvest festivals at other times of the year. Spring was mainly chosen. Judaism has four great New Years. This includes three parties:

  1. Passover: The feast of unleavened bread
  2. Shavuot: The feast of harvest
  3. Sukkot: Feast of in gathering

The Rosh Hashanah is also familiar under the name Judgment Day (Yom Hadin). According to ancient writings, three books are opened here. Hereby the fate of the wicked, the righteous and the intermediate class becomes known. The names of the righteous are written in the book. The intermediate classes have 10 days to reflect on and repent of their sins. When they do, they will be among the righteous. The wicked are, according to the scriptures, erased from the book of the living.

During Rosh Hashanah you have the time to ask for forgiveness over the past year. This process should ensure that you learn from your deeds and actions, that you become a better person and help yourself to grown, as well as your closest people, to be a better person.

what is rosh hashanah


Food Rosh Hashanah

Eating symbolic foods is a tradition. So also during these holidays. You can think of apples dipped in honey. Mainly sweet food has a beautiful meaning. This food evokes hope for a new sweet year. Another course can be bread Challah!

Rosh Hashanah Date

The Jewish New Year is during two days. Below you can find all the dates for the upcoming years:

  • Start September 6 until September 8 (2021): Jewish Year 5782
  • September 25 until September 27 (2022): Jewish Year 5783
  • September 15 until September 17 (2023): Jewish Year 5784
  • October 2 until October 4 (2024): Jewish Year 5785
  • September 22 until September 24 (2025): Jewish Year 5786
  • September 11 until September 13 (2026): Jewish Year 5787
  • October 1 until October 3 (2027): Jewish Year 5788
  • Start September 20 until September 22 (2028): Jewish Year 5789
  • September 9 until September 11 (2029): Jewish Year 5790
  • September 27 until September 29 (2030): Jewish Year 5791

This list will gets an update every year!


FAQ Rosh Hashanah

Below you can find the most frequently asked questions:

What is Rosh Hashanah?
Rosh Hashanah is de head of the year, the Jewish New Year.

Which food is typical for this holiday?
Mainly sweet food for example apples with honey and Challah.

When is the Jewish New Year in 2021?
Jewish Year 5782: September 6 until September 8 in 2021.


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