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Sunday, September 29th, 2019
It’s Rosh Hashanah 5780! Shanah tovah (שנה טובה) from the team at NPI
If you are observing Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which began this evening at nightfall, please accept best wishes from all of us at the Northwest Progressive Institute. We hope the new year is a sweet one for you!
Blowing The Shofar on Rosh Hashanah (Photo:
slgckgc, reproduced under a Creative Commons license)
Rosh Hashanah (meaning the head of the year) is one of the most important Jewish holidays. It’s the first of what are known as the Jewish High Holy Days that take place in autumn. The commandment of celebration for this occasion can be found in the Book of Leviticus — specifically Leviticus 23:23–25 (English text):
Readers interested in Rosh Hashanah-themed Torah reflections may want to read Rabbi Eric Weiss’ 2014 commentary on the Jewish New Year. Weiss is the President & CEO of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center. Rabbi Weiss was ordained in 1989; he is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz where he received a B.A. in Biology and Judaic Studies. Here’s a snippet from his reflections:
Rosh Hashanah reads:
Again, Shanah tovah!
# Written by Andrew Villeneuve :: 10:30 PM
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