Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the new year on the Hebrew calendar, and is celebrated among the Jewish faith as the start of the High Holy Days. The words “Rosh Hashanah” translate into “head of the year.”…
According to custom, Rosh Hashanah is the day when God opens the books of judgment. Those who are virtuous have their names recorded in the book of life, and those who are not have their names blotted out. Those who are in between have the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to atone for their sins.
Rosh Hashanah is usually commemorated by dinner with family, reflection, prayer and service at a synagogue.
Customs associated with Rosh Hashanah include the blowing of the shofar, a horn made from a ram’s horn, and eating sweet foods, particularly apples dipped in honey, in the hope of ushering in a sweet year. Challah, a circular bread, is also frequently eaten, as it symbolizes the circle of life…
It does seem like a good time to discard old bad habits and start over, doesn’t it?
Apart from that, what’s on the agenda as we wrap up the weekend?