Describe an event in the world that has impacted you this year.
It’s a day designated to take a step back, look at ourselves, and think about what we’ve witnessed and what we’ve experienced over the past year. It’s not just a celebration of one day. It’s a celebration, and a remembrance, of everything that’s happened to us individually and as a community over the entire year. In the same way that major world events have made their impact felt in our personal lives–natural disasters, riots, elections–our lives have reacted to those events, as well. Rosh Hashanah is a time for reflecting on those events and putting them into a greater spiritual context.
Q05. Have you had any spiritual, artistic, or cultural experiences this past year?
is a national project that asks people to answer a question a day online for 10 days during the
. It offers a new way for Jews and people of all backgrounds to slow down and reflect. Answers are emailed to a secure online vault just after
; next year, just before
starts, answers are sent back to participants and the whole process begins again.
Pronounced: roshe hah-SHAH-nah, also roshe ha-shah-NAH, Origin: Hebrew, the Jewish new year.