Rosh Hashanah 2014
What you need to know to celebrate the Jewish New Year.
When is Rosh Hashanah 2014?
Rosh Hashanah 2014 begins at sunset on September 24th and ends on the evening of September 26th.
What is Rosh Hashanah?
Rosh Hashanah, literally the "head of the year" is the Jewish New Year. It is a time of inner renewal and divine atonement.
What foods do we eat on Rosh Hashanah?
It is customary to have big feasts on both nights of Rosh Hashanah and there are thus a plethora of customary dishes, including:
What are some Rosh Hashanah practices?
One of the common practices of Rosh Hashanah is attending the High Holy Day services, where the shofar can be heard. Many people go to a tashlikh service where they throw bread crumbs or lint into a naturally running body of water as a means of casting away their sins. On the second night of Rosh Hashanah it is customary to eat a new fruit, a symbol of newness.
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