Prime Minister Modi has extended greetings to the Prime Minister of Israel, Yair Lapid and the Jewish people around the world on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah.


About ‘Rosh Hashanah’

  • Rosh HaShanah is the Jewish New Year. The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah, literally “day of shouting or blasting.”
  • It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days that occur in the late summer/early autumn of the Northern Hemisphere. The High Holy Days comprise of Rosh HaShanah Yom Kippur, Pesach, (Passover), and Sukkot.
  • Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding the shofar, as prescribed in the Torah, following the prescription of the Hebrew Bible to “raise a noise” on Yom Teruah.