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Celebrating Rosh Hashanah 2014

Today, Wednesday, September 24th is the first day of Rosh Hashanah.  This Jewish holiday ends on Friday, September 26th and celebrates the Jewish New Year.  Rosh Hashanah consists of two days within the Ten Days of Repentance.

Many Jewish families recognize Rosh Hashanah as Judgment Day. During this time, Jewish families are taught to reflect on their behaviors throughout the previous year and ask for forgiveness. The commandment and mission of Rosh Hashanah is to hear the sounds of shofar. This trumpet like instrument is made of the horn of a ram and is heard on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The only time the shofar is not sounded is if the holiday falls on Shabbat.

While there are many food customs surrounding the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, apple and honey is the main traditional food of the holiday. When you dip the apples into the honey, you are symbolizing wishes of a sweet year to follow.

The holiday begins at sundown on Wednesday the 24th; Thursday the 25th is the actual first day.  All Jewish holidays begin at sundown the night before.  Click here for some more facts! 

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