| || Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה, literally "head of the year,") is a Jewish holiday commonly referred to as the "Jewish New Year." It is observed on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, as ordained in the Torah, in Leviticus 23:24.|
Rosh Hashanah is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim ("Days of Awe"), or Asseret Yemei Teshuva (The Ten Days of Repentance), the most solemn days of the Jewish year, which conclude with the holiday of Yom Kippur.
Rosh Hashanah is characterized by the blowing of the shofar, a trumpet made from a ram's horn, intended to awaken the listener from his or her "slumber" and alert them to the coming judgment.
During the afternoon of the first day the practice of tashlikh is observed, in which prayers are recited near natural flowing water, and one's sins are symbolically cast into the water. Many also have the custom to throw bread or pebbles into the water, to symbolize the "casting off" of sins.
(Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosh_Hashanah)
16Thus says the LORD, "Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls.
But they said, 'We will not walk in it.'
17"And I set watchmen over you, saying, 'Listen to the sound of the trumpet!'
But they said, 'We will not listen.'
"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May they prosper who love you.
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