Rosh Hashanah 2017 begins at sunset on Wednesday, September 20 and ends on the evening of Friday, September 22.
Rosh Hashanah, literally the “head of the year,” is the Jewish new year. It is a time of personal repentance and divine atonement.
Many people go to a Tashlich service, where they throw bread crumbs into a naturally running body of water as a means of symbolically casting away their sins. On the second night of Rosh Hashanah, it is customary to eat a new fruit, a symbol of newness.
Pronounced: roshe hah-SHAH-nah, also roshe ha-shah-NAH, Origin: Hebrew, the Jewish new year.