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Wednesday, October 5

Jewish New Year - Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah
...occurs on the first and second days of Tishri. In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, "head of the year" or "first of the year."

The article has more detail about common practices for observing the holiday. I'm summarizing them here for my reference:

- Reflecting on the past year
- Making plans or resolutions to change and improve
- No work is permitted
- The day is spent in the synagogue
- Eating apples and/or bread dipped in honey - a symbol of hope for a sweet new year
- Casting off of sins -
We walk to flowing water, such as a creek or river, on the afternoon of the first day and empty our pockets into the river, symbolically casting off our sins.
- Greeting: L'shanah tovah "for a good year"

Days of Awe - more about the holiday and the ten days before Yom Kippur.

1 comment:

stevenW said...

The Jews are one of the most blessed people in the world.

Maybe, they can use their gifts to help humanity.

Just a thot.