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☞   Rosh Ḥodesh Tishrei (תִּשְׁרֵי)

This is an archive of prayers and songs written for, or relevant to, Rosh Ḥodesh Tishrei, the seventh month in the Jewish calendar.

In the Southern Hemisphere of planet Earth, Tishrei marks the beginning of the Spring season. Rosh Ḥodesh Tishrei also coincides with Rosh Hashanah (l’Maaseh Bereshit), the New Year’s Day for all of Creation — marking a mythopoetic beginning for the entire Cosmos in our earthly calendar.

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בִּרְכַּת הָאִילָנוֹת | The Blessing of Flowering Fruit Trees in the Spring Season, compiled by Aharon Varady

When the spring (Aviv) season arrives, a blessing is traditionally said when one is in view of at least two flowering fruit trees. In the northern hemisphere, it can be said anytime through the end of the month of Nissan (though it can still be said in Iyar). For those who live in the southern hemisphere, the blessing can be said during the month of Tishrei. . . .

תחנה אמהות מן ראש חדש תשרי | Prayer for the New Moon of Tishrei, from the Tkhine of the Matriarchs by Seril Rappaport (ca. 18th century)

“Tkhine of the Matriarchs for the New Moon of Tishrei [Rosh Hashanah]” by Rebbetsin Seril Rappaport is a faithful transcription of her tkhine included in “תחנה אמהות מן ראש חודש אלול” (Tkhine of the Matriarchs for the New Moon of Elul) published in Vilna, 1874, as re-published in The Merit of Our Mothers בזכות אמהות A Bilingual Anthology of Jewish Women’s Prayers, compiled by Rabbi Tracy Guren Klirs, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1992. . . .

Blessing for Rosh Ḥodesh Tishrei, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

A soulful, playful, embodied, grounded poem for announcing the new moon of Tishrei, for Rosh Ḥodesh Tishrei (otherwise known as Rosh HaShanah) and for the whole month. . . .