In all the excitement of the New Year it is easy to lose track of the fact that it’s also a new month. Rosh HaShanah is also Rosh Chodesh Tishri, the first of the month of Tishri.
The main thing to know about Tishri is that it’s a month with many holy days: Rosh HaShanah, the Days of Awe, and Yom Kippur, followed by the week-long Feast of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah. (Click the links for more info on those holidays.)
There is also a minor fast day, Tzom Gedaliah, which memorializes the death of a righteous governor of Judea in the years after the destruction of the Temple by the Babylonians. Read 2 Kings 25: 24-25 or Jeremiah 41 for the story.
It’s a busy month!
4 thoughts on “Shana Tovah! and Happy Tishri!”
Happy Tishrei to you as well! Gmar Chasima Tova!
May this year be filled with joy and the comfort that comes with compassion, loving kindness and peace. Happy Tishrei, too!
Shana tova, Rabbi Ruth! It is my first liturgical year as a Jew.