Rosh Hashanah 2015

Everything you need to know about Rosh Hashanah 2015.



When is Rosh Hashanah 2015?

Rosh Hashanah 2015 begins at sunset on Sunday, September 13th and ends on the evening of Tuesday, September 15th.

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: honey cake, brisket, tzimmes and more Rosh Hashanah recipes.

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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Symbols of Rosh Hashanah

Visual symbols of the Jewish New Year include the shofar and apples and honey. 

Rosh Hashanah Liturgical Themes

The focus is on God, humanity and the relationship between the two.

Rosh Hashanah History

How the Jewish New Year became a major holiday.