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Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Hashanah is the first and second days of the first Jewish month of Tishrei.

In Israel Rosh Hashanah is the only holiday that is kept for 2 days.  The day is considered too important to be observed for only 24 hours, and both days are considered one long day of 48 hours. 

Rosh Hashanah is the


Day of Judgment, as Jews worldwide examine their past deeds and ask for forgiveness for their sins.

The celebration of this holiday is marked with solemnity, as it is the day on which the whole world is judged for the coming year. This is regarded as a time of introspection, abstinence, prayer and penitence.

It is also the Day of Shofar Blowing, when the shofar or ram's horn is blown in synagogues to herald the beginning of the 10 day period known as the High Holy Days.

It is the Day of Remembrance as Jewish people read the story of Abraham, review the history of their people and pray for Israel.

Rosh Hashanah is also the Jewish New Year's Day.  The day is celebrated with holiday greeting cards, special prayers, and the sharing of special festive and sweet foods (to ensure sweetness in the New Year).

Rosh Hashanah is regarded as the birthday of the world, as the Jewish people believe that it was on this day, the sixth day of creation, that God created man.

Every year, on this day, Jewish people proclaim God as their one and true King.

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