The Importance of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Kids News Article


Rosh Hashanah celebrates the creation of the world (Chiplanay / CC0 / Pixabay)

Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year, will be popular of to sleep from September 6, 2021 to sunset on September 8, 2021. Both days observance, which begins on the first day of Tishrei – the seventh month of the Jewish calendar – commemorate the creation of the world.

It also marks the beginning of the days of fear. The 10-day period, which ends with Yom Kippur, is the time to think about the past year and ask God forgiveness for any wrongdoing. The exact date of Rosh Hashanah, determined according to the Hebrew calendar, varies each year. However, it is almost always in September or October.

Unlike the New Year celebrations we are used to, Rosh Hashanah, which means “leader of the year”, is a quiet and peaceful place. reflective holiday. Observers attend a special synagogue services where they sing songs, listen to readings of Jewish sacred texts and recite prayers of the machzor. The special prayer book is only used during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Ringing the shofar is an important part of Rosh Hashanah (Credit: Jonathunder / CC BY-SA 3.0 / Wikimedia Commons)

Perhaps the most important element of the party is the ceremonial the sound of the shofar – a trumpet traditionally made from a ram’s horn. The Shofar blowers begin by reciting a collection of sacred verses and blessings. They then blow the trumpet in four different sets. One long explosion known as tekiah, three short explosions known as shevarim, nine fast explosions known as teruah, and a very long explosion called gedolah.

After the church service, observers return home for a delicious meal, which incorporates numerous symbolic food. A round loaf of Brioche represents the circle of life, while apples and honey are synonymous with good health and happiness for the coming year.

Yom Kippur

The 10 days of fear end with Yom Kippur, or the day of atonement. This year, the holiday will be observed from sunset on September 15 until sunset on September 16, 2021. Considered to be the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, it is passed in continued prayer in the synagogue. Jews do not work and do not go to school on this day. A lot too quick for 25 hours, put on white clothes and chorus to wear makeup, perfume or leather shoes. Yom Kippur ends with a joyful celebration and breaking the fast.

Yom Kippur is credited to the Prophet Moses. According to Jewish tradition, when the people of Israel left Egypt, they went to Mount Sinai. Moses climbed to the top of the mountain and received two tablets with the Ten Commandments of God. The first commandment told people to worship only God. But when Moses came down from the mountain, he found the Israelites worshiping a calf. Moses destroyed the tablets in anger. However, after people did to modifys for their sins, God forgave them and gave Moses a second set of tablets.

shana tovah u’metukah ( A happy new year)!

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