Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is sometimes called the Jewish New Year. Jews think it is the anniversary of the making of Adam and Eve. It is a time of friends, family, celebrations ,sweet foods, and special meals. Jews eat challah bread, apples dipped in honey, fish, and pomegranates for a meal. Challah bread symbolizes life, apples dipped in honey symbolize sweetness, fish symbolize “head of the class”, and pomegranates symbolize – well, pomegranates have 613 seeds, and that is the same number that there is commandments in the old testament, so they are supposed to remind Jews to follow the commandments. Jews want to be and do all of these things. Shana tova (shaNA tovA) means “for a good year”.

Rosh Hashanah is usually celebrated in September, but it can be anywhere between September 5th and October 5th. It is always 163 days after Passover. Also, it is never on a Sunday, a Friday, or a Wednesday. Shana tova!

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