In Rabbinical Judaism, Rosh Hashanah (literally “the head of the year”) is celebrated as Jewish New Years Day. The holiday is observed on the first two days of the Hebrew month of Tishri, which usually falls in September or October, and marks the beginning of a ten-day period of prayer, self-examination and repentance (aseret yemei teshuvah), which culminates on the fast day of Yom Kippur. These ten days are referred to as Yamim Norai’m, the Days of Awe or the High Holy Days. Rosh Hashanah also remembers the creation of the universe by Adonai.
John J. Parsons