rosh hashana

Rosh Hashana, is a festival in Judaism celebrating the first day of the Jewish year. The name literally means "Head of the Year." It is celebrated for two days beginning on Tishrei 1. Special customs during the holiday include hearing the blowing of the shofar 100 times during prayer services, eating apple dipped in honey, as well as reciting the special Tashlich prayer next to a body of water.

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This Rosh Hashanah two countries will gather to hear one shofar at once

Rabbi Moishe Chanowitz will blow the shofar on the border between French St Martin and Dutch Sint Maarten in the Caribbean.

Jewish kids prepare for the Jewish New Year at their home in Moshav Yashresh, September 11, 2020.
British leaders extend their good wishes for a sweet Rosh Hashanah

Britain's Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and leader of Her Majesty's Opposition, Kier Starmer, have both released Rosh Hashana messages.

Hungarian Jews to celebrate Rosh Hashanah on a boat amid COVID-19

Shofar-blowing ceremonies are being organized in each of Budapest’s 23 districts at open-air and accessible locations.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
18/09/2020
Keeping it simple: The Shofar and investments

Everyone else thinks it’s “gross”. Well if any family members are reading this, how about throwing me a bone this year and make some honey cake for me!”

By AARON KATSMAN
17/09/2020
Israel's population reaches 9.2 million citizens - report

Israel's population is expected to reach 10 million people by 2024, 15 million by 2048, and 20 million by 2065.

Jerusalem city sanitation workers give citizens a new year's blessing

The capital's sanitation workers have been working to clean the streets of the city from various form of dirt to trash piles and abandoned cars.

By OMRI RON
17/09/2020
The Twitter application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017
Twitter designs new Emoji for Rosh Hashanah

The Emoji was designed so one could differentiate between the honey and the apple even at a small size.

By OMRI RON
17/09/2020
Why I’m praying with my community on Rosh Hashanah this year

Two years ago, I couldn't - I was sitting shiva for my father. I thought I would never have to spend Rosh Hashanah without a community again.

By BRIAN SOKOL/JTA
17/09/2020
The chapters of history are written in our homes - opinion

This centrality of the home and of family comes into renewed focus on Rosh Hashanah.

Rosh Hashanah isn’t canceled

The Rosh Hashanah holiday has never been more relevant or needed.

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