‘SOUND THE shofar on the New Moon... For it is a statute for Israel, the judgment of the God of Jacob..
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On Sunday evening, we will all celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the two-day holiday (Monday and Tuesday) that marks the beginning of the new year in the Jewish calendar.The name “Rosh Hashanah” comes from the Book of Ezekiel, where it refers to the entire month of Tishrei – the first month of the year. In the Torah, this holiday is called “Yom Tru’a” due to its central commandment: blowing the shofar.
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