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September 05, 2013

Rosh Hashanah Signals the Start of a New Year

Rosh hashanah In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means "Head of the Year." The traditional start of the Jewish year is the sounding of the shofar, or ram's horn, to celebrate the coronation of God as king.  Traditional foods symbolizing sweetness, blessings and abundance are eaten at this time.

The shofar also is sounded as a call to repent, since Rosh Hashanah also celebrates the anniversary of man's first sin and his repentance. The holiday begins the Ten Days of Repentance, which end in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.