Rosh Hashanah (ראש השנה – which literally means “head of the year”) begins tonight (Wednesday, 20 September) at sunset. It is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim (“Days of Awe”), celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar which is now the year 5778. It is described in the Torah as יום תרועה (Yom Teru’ah, a day of sounding [the Shofar]). The Hebrew common greeting on Rosh Hashanah is Shanah Tovah (Hebrew: שנה טובה), which translated from Hebrew means “[have] a good year”. Often Shanah Tovah Umetukah (Hebrew: שנה טובה ומתוקה), meaning “A Good and Sweet Year”, is used.
On behalf of the Chief of the Chaplain Corps of Civil Air Patrol and all its members, we wish those who celebrate “Shanah Tovah.”
The Civil Air Patrol’s Chaplain Corps is here to support the first amendment freedoms of all its members, regardless of which religious path they are on. Rabbis are now serving in the chaplain corps.
Be sure to follow all the major religious holidays at the Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps’ calendar on this website: https://capchaplain.com/calendar/