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Rosh Hashanah: A New Beginning

9/11/2012 6:13:00 AM

Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the New Year for the Jewish religion. It usually occurs in the early autumn. It starts on first day of Tishrei and ends on the second day of Tishrei. It is the first month of the civil year in the Hebrew calendar. It usually occurs in September–October on the Gregorian calendar. Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding the shofar and eating symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey. A shofar is a horn used by the Jewish for religious purposes. The shofar is blown for one month before the starting of Rosh Hashanah. It is believed that the sound of the sofar awakens the people from the unconsciousness state of mind. In addition to that it alerts the people that the judgement for their actions are also coming from the God and they should work on the purification of their mind. In addition to that people pray in temples on this day. People also reflect on the things done in the past. It is the New Year for people, animals, and legal contracts. A

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