rosh hashanah

Israelis in India and Peru celebrated Rosh Hashanah with Jews for Jesus
September 27, 2017

This year, 63 people attended our Rosh Hashanah dinner in India and twenty in Peru. All got to hear a gospel presentation.

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In the Little Shtetl of Vaysechvoos: Sage Advice
April 27, 2016
Author: Jews for Jesus

A young man is hurrying home to prepare for Rosh Hashanah when he is accosted by two hooligans, beaten and robbed and left in the alley he had used for a shortcut.

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Do you hear the trumpet call?
August 9, 2013
Author: Maxim Ammosov

Author: Lynn McCoy

Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner! I’ve been praying that God would bring many Jewish seekers to our holiday services, and that they might come to faith in the Messiah and Redeemer of Israel. I also pray that the seed sown in previous years will bear fruit in the hearts of people like Jennifer….

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The Ultimate Guide to Rosh Hashanah
September 11, 2012

Sunday, September 16 is Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year. It’s a time when we greet each other with “L’shanah tovah,” which means, “To a good year.” It’s also the most spectacular sugar-high of the year. We eat apples and honey, devour our bubbe’s honey cakes, teglach (honey balls) and a table…

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Rosh Hashanah

Jewish Facts of Life: Yom Kippur and Sukkot

Last month we mentioned that Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on September 16. If you missed that, you can catch up on Rosh Hashanah info and get some free downloads here. Rosh Hashanah ushers in the Ten Days of Awe, culminating in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. This is the most solemn day on…

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Also in this Edition
September 9, 2012

Rosh Hashanah in 60 Seconds How to Cook an Etrog (after Sukkot) Rosh Hashanah in 60 Seconds How to Cook an Etrog (after Sukkot)

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Christ in the High Holidays
September 8, 2012

This month, the holiest days of the entire Old Testament calendar will be observed in Jewish communities around the world. They are the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement, otherwise known as the High Holidays.* God commanded Israel to have “a holy convocation” on both of these days (Leviticus 23: 24, 27). It…

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Rosh Hashanah
September 8, 2011

Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) begins at sundown Sept 28. However you will not find Rosh Hashanah in the Bible, because there the holiday is referred to as the Feast of Trumpets, or Yom Teruah (pronounced “true-ah”). A couple of years ago, our executive director David Brickner wrote: … Despite the name change [from…

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A Holiday Reflection: New Beginnings
September 1, 2010

Why celebrate new beginnings? They create a sense of wonder and anticipation of what might be. New beginnings are promising; they give us something to look forward to. Yet they also help us reflect on the past, to thank God for the goodness we have experienced by His hand and to turn from past attitudes…

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Blow That Trumpet!
September 1, 2009

I am a trumpet player; I grew up practicing, playing and studying to become the best trumpet player I could be. While pursuing a career in orchestral performance at Boston University I was apprehended by God and called into His service. Early on I found many opportunities to play, including my time with the Liberated…

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Happy New Year!
September 26, 2008

Happy New Year! The Jewish New Year, that is. It’s September, the end of summer, the beginning of school, and— according to the Jewish calendar—the 5769th year since God created the heavens and the earth. On the Gregorian calendar, Rosh Hashanah (literally head of the year”) spans 24 hours, commencing at sunset on September 29….

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Happy New Year!
September 1, 2007

Yes, we know, there are several months left in 2007. According to the Hebrew calendar, however, it is soon to be the year 5768. The Hebrew calendar differs from the one most people use, first because it calculates how many years have passed since Creation, according to Jewish tradition. Also, the names of the Hebrew…

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Jewish Facts of Life
September 1, 2006

Jews for Jesus is not the only group that finds the High Holidays a good time to reach out to seekers. Many other Jewish groups, some traditional and some very non-traditional, are inviting seekers to come celebrate the holidays with them. For example, you may have heard the word Kabbala in conjunction with celebrities who…

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Bits from the Branches
November 1, 2005

Tel Aviv Miriam Abramov reports, A recent sortie (tract passing expedition) seemed especially difficult as nobody wanted to stop and talk. Yet we kept handing out our tracts and trying to engage people with the gospel. Finally I said a quick prayer: ‘Oh Lord, please bring to us today those who You prepared and who…

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The BYG* Pic
October 1, 2005

*Behold Your God is our plan to reach every city outside of Israel where there are 25,000 or more Jewish people. (We also have an outreach in Israel.) This month we have a Behold Your God campaign in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The people of Buenos Aires are known as porteños (people of the port), reflecting…

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Resolutions That Guard Your Heart
September 23, 2005
Author: Susan Perlman

We don’t always know how the resolutions we make may one day guard our hearts—or even our bodies—as I discovered at the Israel in the Garden” celebration in San Francisco. It is amazing how many ways people can make their displeasure known when you are handing out gospel tracts in public, and after some 30…

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High Holiday Celebrations of the Home and Heart

Every year as the calendar rolls around to the High Holidays, our minds are filled with memories of times past and anticipation of the traditions we are about to celebrate. We asked several Jewish believers to tell us what has made their holidays special and as some have reminisced with us, our hearts have nodded…

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All People Eat

All people eat, but for Jewish people eating is an event! What holiday would be complete without food? Even Yom Kippur ends with a break fast. Food provides sustenance, strength and a sense of nurture, and even helps bring meaning and sanctity to Jewish life and community. As food is prepared in the Jewish home—whether…

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Next Month’s Jewish Holidays
September 1, 2005

Check out our web site to see if Jews for Jesus is holding services near you, send free Jewish holiday e-cards, or just browse to learn more about the holidays. This October, Jews for Jesus will be holding our annual fall holiday services at our branches. You don’t need to be Jewish to attend and…

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Getting Tested for Rosh Hashanah
September 1, 2004

Don’t worry, Rosh Hashanah is not a new disease; it’s the Jewish New Year, which begins tonight at sundown. A traditional greeting at this season is L’shanah tovah,” which means, “To a good year.” We eat apples and honey, honey cakes and sweets, all to wish each other a sweet New Year. Yet, Rosh Hashanah…

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Learn More about the Jewish Holidays

The Jewish New Year begins this year on the evening of September 15. To learn more online, start by visiting our

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We Are Grateful…

Some of you have just begun receiving the Jews for Jesus Newsletter and some of you have been reading, praying and giving for years. To those who are new, thank you for taking an interest in our ministry and for giving us the opportunity to tell you about our mission. For those who have been…

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A Jewish Lent? The Month of Elul
August 1, 2004
Author: Eric Verby

This year, the Jewish month of Elul falls on August 18 through September 15. (Technically, Elul is the sixth month of the Hebrew calendar, with Nisan (Passover), being the first, even though Rosh Hashanah is considered the Jewish New Year.) Elul precedes the month of Tishrei, which contains the High Holy Days: The Feast of…

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Remembering 9/11-Changing the Landscape
September 1, 2002
Author: Ruth Rosen

Taken from a special edition of our internal staff report, Staff-Wise Stirrings, last year It is September 12, 2001 and I wonder how long the shock of yesterday’s horrors will last. It probably won’t be long before newscasters and grief counselors begin using phrases like getting back to normal.” But what we’re dealing with right…

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In Tribute
September 1, 2000

We wanted to take this opportunity to tell you a bit about Mrs. Carmen Mathis, a longtime friend of Jews for Jesus. When she learned of our Camp Gilgal ministry in 1994, Mrs. Mathis decided to take this on as her personal ministry. Her generosity really helped us push forward with our camping program. She…

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