What is Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah is an important day in the Jewish faith. Below are a few facts about the holiday.
  • Rosh Hashanah means "head of the year" in Hebrew.
  • It is known as the "day of judgment" or the "day of repentance."
  • Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the High Holy Days which ends 10 days later with Yom Kippur.
  • The blowing of the Shofar, or ram's horn is one of the most recognizable rituals of Rosh Hashanah
  • During this time, Jews spend their time at Synagogue and do not work
  • One of the sweetest parts of Rosh Hashanah is the eating of apples dipped in honey. It symbolizes hope for a good year to come.
  • It is also traditional to eat round Challah bread instead of the braided bread.
  • One of the traditional greetings is "L'Shana Tova Tea-ka-tayvu" which is Hebrew for "May you be inscribed for a good year."

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