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Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, or “Head of the Year,” is the Jewish New Year, marking the creation of humanity with prayers for a year of peace and blessings. This holiday falls on the evening of September 18, 2020 — and lasts until sundown on September 20.

Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah

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Oct 02, 2024, 12:00 AM

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About the event

Spanning the first two days of Tishrei (during September), observance begins the first day at sundown. It includes sounding a shofar (ram horn) in synagogue for repentance, candle lighting, the Tashlich, and festive meals. According to Jewish law, the names of the righteous are inscribed by God in the “Book of Life” and the wicked are condemned to death on Rosh Hashanah. For this reason, Jews consider Rosh Hashanah and the days surrounding it as a time for vigilant prayer, good deeds, reflecting on past mistakes, and making amends with others. Click HERE to view the resources developed by The Diversity Movement or click HERE to view the resources developed by National Today.

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