The symbol that best represents Rosh Hashanah is the Shofar.

A shofar is a ram’s horn. Since ancient times it has been used as a trumpet.

Below is of a Shofar on a Sefer . Sefer is the Hebrew word for book. It shows the direct connection between the trumpet and the biblically commanded Rosh Hashanah festival

A shofar resting on a Bible. Strokes are (Strokes: Genesis 1, Deuteronomy 34.Genesis1, Deuteronomy 34
Shofar on Sefer by Judy Rey Wasserman

I did a search for Rosh Hashanah images or symbols. It turned up many images of foods, especially apples, honey, pomegranates, and round challahs (made to look like a crown. While it is customary to eat apples, especially dipped in honey to signify hoped for blessings of a sweet new year, and to eat pomegranates, which symbolize righteousness and knowledge, these foods are not unique to Rosh Hashanah. There are no biblical commandments to eat these foods, only yummy traditions.

Kara T.’s Rosh Hashanah Crown Challah served for our family Rosh Hashanah 2021

A challah in the shape of a crown is special for Rosh Hashanah, but challah is served on every shabbat, except during Passover, when we eat matzoh. While we’re on the subject, if there is one food that quintessentially represents a biblical Jewish holiday is has got to be Matzoh!

Just as we need matzoh (unleavened bread) for the festival of Passover, we need shofar blowing for Rosh HaShannah. Even one of the names for Rosh Hashanah is: The Feast of Trumpets!

The Feast of Trumpets always begins on the first day (at the new moon) of the seventh month. Its name comes from the command to blow trumpets (Leviticus 23:24; Numbers 29:1-6). Biblically, the number six is the number of Man. Thus, the first day of the seventh month signals that Mankind is created. It celebrates the sixth day of creation, the birth of humankind, with the creation of Adam and then Eve.

The Hebrew words we pronounce as “Rosh Hashanah” means the head of the year. It marks is beginning of the Jewish civil calendar. A new year, a time of reckoning of accounts and debts. This makes sense as it is harvest time. People in agricultural communities are reaping their crops. These is funding to pay the debts.

Shofar Cornucopia Psalm 136 verse 1 (Wishing a Sweet Year for Rosh Hashanah, colored) by Judy Rey Wasserman

Rosh Hashanah and the harvest festivals are also a time to settle other kinds of debts. It is a time of repentance to those we may have wronged and before Our God.

The blowing of the trumpets on first day of the month heralded a solemn time of preparation for the Day of Atonement; this preparation time is called “Ten Days of Repentance” or the “Days of Awe.” The shofar sounds an alarm of sorts and can be understood as a call to introspection and repentance. It calls each of us to pause and “hear” the still small voice.

See another of Judy Rey Wasserman’s Rosh Hashanah blog’s (also featuring a shofar image) at Rosh Hashanah

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