Rosh Hashanah 2006 Google Doodle to wish New Year

Rosh Hashanah is considered as the Jewish New Year, the first of the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im. It is also called as Days of Awe and which is usually occur in the early autumn of the Northern Hemisphere. Rosh Hashanah starts from first day of first month of Jewish calendar i.e. Tishrei. The New Year celebration will last for 2 days.

Rosh Hashanah 2006 Google Doodle
Rosh Hashanah 2006 Google Doodle (September 21, 2006)

Rosh Hashanah 2006 Google Doodle was released on September 21 . The Rosh Hashanah doodle contains a shofar which is considered as a symbol of Rosh Hashanah holiday. A most popular and common custom for Jewish New Year celebration is sounding the shofar. So giving the picture of shofar instead of second ‘o’ in Doodle is apt.

Other customs such as eating symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey are related to the origin of the celebration. Special dishes are prepared such as Rosh Hashanah jams are prepared by Libyan Jews.

As to calculate the calendar years Mishnah also sets this day aside as the New Year. Jewish has a surety that they celebrate it as New Year as to commemorate the God’s creation. But according to Rabbi Eleazar ben Shammua the commemoration of creation of man is known as Rosh Hashanah.

The Mishnah contains the second known reference to consider this day as “day of judgment”. But according to Jewish liturgy it is observed as the “the day of remembrance” (Yom ha-Zikkaron) and “the day of judgment” (Yom ha-Din).

Shofar -  a symbol of Rosh Hashanah holiday
Shofar – a symbol of Rosh Hashanah holiday

According to Georgian Calendar the Rosh Hashanah occurs 163 days after the first day of Passover or Pesach. The earliest day in which the celebration will fall is September 5 according to Georgian calendar. This date was on 1899 and will happen again in 2013. The latest date that occurred for Rosh Hashanah celebration is October 5 that is happened I 1967 and will again happen in 2043.

It is believed that the celebration is in the name of creation of Adam and Eve by God. It also commemorates their first actions toward the realization of mankind’s role in God’s world.  “Shanah Tovah” is the common greetings for Rosh Hashanah. In Hebrew it means “Have a good year”. According to Hebrew calendar Rosh Hashanah marks the start of a new year.


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