Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Rosh Hashanah 2011 and a Sweet New Year!

“Leshanah tovah tikateiv v’teichateim - May you be inscribed for a good year!” Rosh Hashanah will start at sunset on Wednesday, September 28 (light candles at 6:19 p.m. Central Time; find your candle lighting time here. The festive holiday continues through Friday, September 30. Rosh Hashana is followed by Shabbat Teshuvah (Shuvah) on Saturday, Oct. 1, and then the Fast of Gedaliah on Sunday, Oct. 2. It all helps usher in the Jewish New Year (5772).
Check out the fun video at the bottom of this post, "Rosh Hashana Rock Anthem." Whether you're Jewish or Gentile, you'll enjoy the loads of information available about Rosh Hashanah - including recipes, oy! - at Chabad.org. They have the full 411 on other Jewish holidays, too. They even have a very cool candle lighting guide that tells you when sunset will occur in your location. Another good resource is the Introduction To Rosh HaShanah at the Orthodox Union's website. L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevu and Happy New Year!