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Rosh Hashanah Labehemot/New Year for the Animals
August 23, 2017
Rosh Hashanah LaBehemot is one of the four New Year’s day festivals (Rosh Hashanot) in the Jewish calendar as indicated in the Mishnah. During the time of the Temple, this was a day on which shepherds determined which of their mature animals were to be tithed. In modern times, it is starting to be revived by Jewish animal protection advocates and environmental educators as a day to raise awareness of Jewish relationships with the domesticated animals who rely on us and on whom we rely, including pets, pollinators, livestock, and more.
The J will be hosting ELC programs for Rosh Hashanah LaBehemot to teach our youngest members about the importance of caring for animals, and there will also be a Torah study for adults at 6pm on Tuesday, August 8th.
For more information, please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosh_Hashanah_LaBehema.