Happy Rosh HaShana

By: Dr. Jürgen Bühler, ICEJ President

Dear Friends and Prayer Partners

Tomorrow evening at sunset begins the traditional Jewish holiday of Rosh HaShana. This holiday is called Yom HaTeruah (Day of Trumpeting) in the Bible, but it is often referred to as the Jewish New Year, with Rosh HaShana meaning ‘Head of the Year’ in Hebrew.

Rosh HaShana marks the beginning of the High Holy Days. It is a time of gratitude, introspection on the past year, prayer, and preparing for Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and the new year ahead!

Most Jewish families will celebrate this joyous holiday by attending synagogue and enjoying a festive meal together around their dinner tables.

The ICEJ extends blessings to the Jewish community during this special holiday as we stand with Israel and pray for peace in the New Year!

Blessings from Jerusalem

Dr. Jürgen Bühler
ICEJ President
International Christian Embassy Jerusalem