Rosh HaShanah – Yom HaZikkaron -The Day of Remembrance
For this study on another of the names for Rosh HaShanah we will look briefly at the name Yom HaZikkaron which means remembrance. Yom HaKesh which means the hidden day. All of the names that we have looked at for Rosh HaShanah are Hebrew idioms for the same feast day. So let’s return to the original scripture that we began with.
They are, each of them, a drama of history played out in visual patterns that help us and our children to understand the salvation message and the age to come. They help us remember and appreciate the goodness of our God from creation to eternity.
We look to the past to remember the great things that God has done for us. We look to the future and remember the promises in His word of all the things that are yet to be fulfilled. Let’s remember that His word says that at the sound of the trumpet (shofar) that He will gather His Bride to be caught up in the air to be with Him forever. 1 This day begins the New Year on the biblical calendar, therefore it is a day to remember all blessings of the previous year and to look forward to another year of life in Him. Yom HaZikkaron is a day to remember that He first loved us! A love such as His is more awesome than any words on this page can express. HE REMEMBERS YOU, REMEMBER HIM ON THIS DAY!
Lev 23: 23-24 "And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation."
The Hebrew word for memorial in this scripture is the word zikkārôn and it means remembrance. This was a day that was to be separated from other days as the blowing of trumpets in remembrance. All of the feasts were given as a method to remember.