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Rosh Hashanah Personalities

The Holiday's Featured Personalities

Meet the personalities associated with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Adam & Eve, Abraham & Sarah and more...

Adam and Eve
Rosh Hashanah marks the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve. Here is the story of their creation, and the infamous sin of the Tree of Knowledge.
On the 1st day of Rosh Hashanah we read in the Torah about the son born to Abraham and Sarah in their old age. Here is a short biography of these two great people, up until their son was born.
On the 1st day of Rosh Hashanah we read of Isaac's miraculous birth. Read about the second of our Patriarchs, and specifically the way he found his wife, Rebecca.
On the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah the Torah reading discusses Abraham's greatest test -- the command to bind and sacrifice his beloved son Isaac. Here is a brief rendition of the heroic episode.
The Haftorah of the 1st day of Rosh Hashanah talks of Chanah, a childless prophetess who was eventually blessed with a child -- Samuel. Here are the circumstances which surrounded this special birth.
The day following Rosh Hashanah is the "Fast of Gedaliah," observed in commemoration of a righteous governor of Judea. Find out why the assassination of Gedaliah is such a significant event in Jewish history.
"My good friend, Rabbi Amnon, I know you have been loyal and devoted to me for many years. Now I wish to ask you a personal favor. Abandon your faith, and become a good Christian like me..." The gripping story behind a most moving High Holiday prayer.
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