Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year

Rosh Hashanah My Jewish Learning
NEWS / 25 September 2019

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is celebrated on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei. On Wednesday morning, 25th September, there was an assembly hosted by the Jewish Studies students and Rabbi Lent who spent time explaining the importance of the Jewish New Year holidays. Mrs Walsh explains further.

We celebrate Rosh Hashanah with sweet foods, like apples dipped in honey and honey cake, as a wish for a sweet year. Some families also celebrate with symbolic foods like the head of a fish, pomegranates, and carrots.

Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the Yamim Noraim, the ten days of atonement. On Rosh Hashanah, all mankind is judged. HaShem (G-d) writes the judgement for each of us in the Book of Life. This judgement is based on our lives of the year before, and is the decision of what will happen to us in the coming year.

Mrs. Walsh

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