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Rosh Hashanah!


L'Shanah Tovah! Rosh Hashanah means the 'beginning of the year' and is celebrated as the Jewish New Year.

When is Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah will be on Sunday, 9 September 2018. It begins at sundown on the eve of Tishrei 1 on September 20, 2017 and ends after nightfall on Tishrei 2 on Tuesday 11, 2018.

What is Rosh Hashanah?

The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah (יוֹם תְּרוּעָה‎)sometimes translated literally as 'day of shouting/ blasting or the Feast of Trumpets. It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days Yamim Nora'im. meaning 'Days of Awe'. It is literally the birthday of the universe, the day that God created Adam and Eve.

How do you celebrate Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah is celebrated during two days and has a number of unique customs including candle lighting in the evening times, reflecting on your past and contemplating your future, festive meals, eating apples dipped in honey, ritual baths, prayer services and sounding the Shofar - the ram's horn.

What is the difference between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur?

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are both High Holidays or High Holy Days in Judaism, more formally known as Yamim Noraim. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and ten days later is Yom Kippur - the Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the world and is the beginning of the Days of Awe and begins the ten day period of repentance and introspection. At the end of this 10 day period is the Yom Kippur holiday.

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