Rosh Hashanah (Judaism) 1-2 Tishri 5765
Rosh Hashanah, which is Hebrew for "new year," begins at sundown on September 15, and is celebrated for one day (Reform) or two days (Conservative and Orthodox). It is the first of the "high holy days," or "days of awe," the most sacred period of the Jewish calendar. This 10-day period culminates in Yore Kippur. Together, these holidays are the only ones in Jewish ritual that are solely religious, rather than also marking a historical or biblical event. Rosh Hashanah's most familiar and visible symbol is the shofar, a ram's horn that is blown in the synagogue to herald the advent of the high holy days.
In Reclaiming Judaism as a Spiritual Practice: Holy Days and Shabbat (Jewish Lights, Sept.), Rabbi Goldie Milgram encourages …