Happy Rosh Hashana רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה to my Jewish friends “Shanah Tovah Umetukah”

Sjofar, the ram's horn that is blown to announce this holy day

Sjofar, the ram’s horn that is blown to announce this holy day

For those who are not familiar with this holy day …

“Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה‎, literally “head of the year”) is the Jewish New Year. The Biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah (Hebrew: יוֹם תְּרוּעָה‎, literally “day [of] shouting/raising a noise”) or the Feast of Trumpets. It is the first of the High Holy Days or יָמִים נוֹרָאִים Yamim Nora’im (“Days of Awe”) which usually occur in the early autumn of the Northern Hemisphere. Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration, which begins on the first day of Tishrei. Tishrei is the first month of the Jewish civil year, but the seventh month of the ecclesiastical year.” MORE [Wikipedia]

Recipes for a kindly vegan New Year feast HERE and HERE. May the core values of respect and nonviolence be expressed in every area of our lives.

May all sentient beings find peace.

Shanah Tovah

Love, Jamie

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