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Rosh Hashanah

Rosh hashana

Rosh Hashanah is considered the Jewish New Year. It is celebrated on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month on the Jewish calendar. It is believed that Adam and Eve were created on this day, making Rosh Hashanah the anniversary of man.

Rosh Hashanah is often celebrated for two days, beginning at sunset the night before the official date. Traditions include blowing on a shofar, which is a ram’s horn that has been hollowed out, and eating sweet foods such as apples with honey to symbolize a sweet new year. Traditionally Jews will also perform Tashlikh, the act of praying by natural water, to cast out their sins and start the New Year fresh.