Today we look at the name Yom HaKesh which means
"the day of the hiding" or "the hidden day".
All of the names that we have looked at
for Rosh HaShanah are Hebrew idioms for
the same feast day. There are several reasons that
this is considered "the hidden day".
The Hebrew word Keseh is derived from the word kacah
which means to conceal, cover or hide.
It is to be considered that there is a lot of mystery
that surrounds the festival of Rosh HaShanah and part
of that mystery is hidden.
I call this sweet manna that is hidden in plain sight.
The scriptures do in fact interrupt themselves.
You just have to dig for those golden nuggets
that are hidden there.
Now I want to show you something very interesting
from the Hebrew in Psalm 81:3 concerning this concealment.
First you'll see the English translation then
I will transliterate the original Hebrew into English.
English: Blow up the trumpet in the new moon,
in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
The Hebrew is: To blow the shofar in new moon
or month conceal festival to keep solemn day.
I did this so you could see in the Hebrew there is
a sense of concealment that is not stated in the English.