Our College will be blessed this week as our Jewish brothers and sisters begin two weeks of High Holy Days. At sundown on Wednesday (20 Sept) Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה ), is the Jewish New Year, the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim ("Days of Awe"), celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur (or Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the year). Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. It is described in the Torah as יום תרועה (Yom Teru'ah, a day of sounding [the Shofar]).