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When is Rosh Hashanah?

by Rabbi Naftali Silberberg


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Rosh Hashanah is the 1st and 2nd day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei.1

For the year 2012, Rosh Hashanah starts at sundown, Sunday, September 16th, and ends at nightfall, Tuesday, September 18th.  [Click here for the exact times of sunset and nightfall for any location.]

Rosh Hashannah is the Jewish New Year and the Day of Judgment. Click here to read more about "What is Rosh Hashanah?" and "How is Rosh Hashanah celebrated?".  

The following are the beginning dates for Rosh Hashanah for a few years:

2013 -- sundown, September 4th

2014 -- sundown, September 24th

2015 -- sundown, September 13th


  • 1. Rosh Hashanah is a two-day holiday even in Israel. See,19380/Why-are-there-two-days-of-Rosh-Hashanah-even-in-Israel.html


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Holidays » Rosh Hashanah » About

Rosh Hashanah
The Jewish New Year. An early autumn two day holiday marking the creation of Adam and Eve. On this day we hear the blasts of the ram's horn and accept G-d's sovereignty upon ourselves and the world. On Rosh Hashanah we pray that G-d should grant us all a sweet New Year.
The seventh month of the Jewish calendar. This month, which arrives in early autumn, has more holidays than any other month: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah.