Rosh Hashanah is often called the feast which no man knows the day or hour – since it officially begins with the sighting of the new moon.
This day is believed by Judaism to be the anniversary of the sixth day of creation, the day the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, were created. The place of our creation, the Garden of Eden, is the very place of the Holy Temple, known as Mount Moriah – the Temple Mount.
The blasts of the shofar, which penetrates into the deepest recesses of our souls, cries out to God in wordless prayer, “We are – because you, God, King and Sovereign over all creation created us and breathed into us the breath of life.”
Those Jews who believe the Biblical accounting of time to be literal accept the calculation of the Tannaim (sages) dating Creation to the year 3761 B.C. They determined, basing their work upon the Bible’s account of lifetimes and kingdoms, the period of time from Creation to a known date, in this case, the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D.
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