I want to wish all of my Jewish friends and out there Shana Tova Happy Jewish New Year this day of Rosh Hashanah.
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is one of Judaism’s holiest days. Meaning “head of the year” or “first of the year,” the festival begins on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, which falls during September or October. Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday, also known as the Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the two “High Holy Days” in the Jewish religion.
At sundown this Wednesday, September 20, a new year will begin in the Hebrew calendar with the celebration of Rosh Hashanah. The first of the Jewish high holidays, Rosh Hashanah rings in the new year on a festive, joyful note, while still calling for serious reflection on the year that just passed.
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