Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,
Cḥag Sameácḥ, LeShánna Tobáh!!!
Ras Tafari Renaissance sends season greetings to one and all! On this post, the subject which we intend to cover is centered on ushering in the Hebrew Observance of Rōsh HaShánna – ראש השנה.
Rosh HaShanna (Hebraically), is the celebration/commemoration of the conclusion to the Hebraic year – . This commemoration also is comparable to the “Seven days of Creation” [Gen. 2-3] These along with so many other important nuances should be relevant and incorporated into the Ras Tafari consciousness.
– etymological definitions of Rosh
Since the inception of Ras Tafari it has been clear that the Ras Tafarians proclaim ancestral heritage with Hebraic peoples of antiquity. Sharing ancestry with the Imperial House of David’s, Solomonic Dynasty, in Ethiopia; by way of King Solomon & the Queen of Sheba. With that said, we recognize how gracious YHWH is, in knowing the history of Ethiopia before its Hebraic and later Christian conversions. Ethiopia which has always had a Solar calculation in yearly counting (or Calendar count) and the Hebraic Calendar following a Lunar calculation, its clear that a wholisitc perspective is needed to under-, inner- and over-stand in entirety the teachings of the Israelites(the Hebrews).
Now, seeing how Ethiopia has become the ONLY Christian church upholding its Hebraic traditions intact, it should hold a critical place in the Ras Tafari faithful and those like minds to adhere to original Christian and Hebraic practices. Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first two days of the Hebrew month of Tishrei-תִּשְׁרֵי, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. It is also described in the Torah as
(Yōm Terū’ah–יום תרועה, “a day of sounding [the Shofar-Trumpet]”).
Ras Tafari Renaissance would like to put, all that continue to, and are maybe, just checking out the site for the first time on notice. In the continuance of bringing you all, Ras Tafari interpretations of the Scriptures from a Bible-based foundation, we’ll also bring about the basics of over-standing Hebraic Observances/Holidays/Holy Days, and build on that foundation.
So coming into the evening, we Ethiopian Hebrews and Hebrew minded peoples will bring in the new month of Tishrei, as it was taught to the children of Israel from the Scriptures.
(see also; Zikron Teruah, Blowing of the Shofar )
[Lev. 23: 24]
“…the seventh month, the first day of the month, ye shall have a sabbath, a memorial, of blowing of trumpets(shofar), an holy convocation…” & as
says, the festival/memorial will be Yom Teruah-יום תרועה , (“Blowing of the Horn“)
The New Moon, is also significant to this commemoration and others alike (ie. the beginning of the Hebrew months). Paying attention to the anatomy of the wombman(woman), from a Ras Tafari Ethiopian Hebrew perspective, we find that there is much knowledge and wisdom to be gained in the grace of the Father. Seeing, as how the continuance of the cycles of the Moon’s phases, are congruent to the menstruation in the body of the woman; new doors of concentrated consciousness should be expounded upon. Torah, being the schoolmaster [Gal. 3:24] of the Hebrews/Israelites, the Lunar cycles in concordance with the Hebraic months pins a central theme to the wisdom of the children of Israel.
For instance, during a time like this in observance of the season of Teshu(v)bah [Time of Repentance] the women of modern Jewish/Hebrew sects are forbidden from working around the house for as in the usual work done of a housewife. Some see this as a very chauvinistic, but in Scripture reference, the assurance of the rest and rejuvenation of the wombman, in the Hebraic perspective gives an extremely different outlook on the realism of the teachings of the Torah–Old Testament.
Seder (Order) Rosh HaShanna: further study
Arabic/Islamic equivalent – Ras as-Sanah al-Hijriyah – رأس السنة الهجرية
—the First Hijira was to Ethiopia (613-15AD)