The Jewish new year is actually celebrated in the seventh calendar month of the Hebrew calendar (Leviticus 23:24). This holiday signals the beginning of the High Holy Days, and usually falls around the Gregorian calendar’s September or October. It is commanded in Leviticus 23:24-25 to be, “a rest, a reminder by blowing (of trumpets).” Yom Teruah, as this day is called in the Torah, literally means “Day of Blowing.”
Rosh Hashanah is a festive day of fun and feasting. It ushers in the countdown to Yom Kippur and begins the time of cleansing and purification of the community in preparation for the plea for yearly atonement on the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. As Believers in Yeshua, Rosh Hashanah also reminds us that we are waiting for the last shofar to sound on the day of our Messiah’s return (Matthew 24:31, 1 Corinthians 15:52).