Rosh Hashana is the Jewish New Year and is celebrated on the first day of Tishrei. The holiday lasts for two days and is a time to reflect on the past year and set goals for the new one. A typical Rosh Hashana celebration includes a special meal with friends and family, as well as prayer and reflection. Many people also take part in Tashlich, a ceremony in which they cast away their sins by throwing bread into a body of water. Rosh Hashana is a joyful holiday that is steeped in tradition and symbolism. By taking part in the celebrations, we can start the new year off on the right foot.
The Jewish new year begins and continues with Rosh Hashanah, a holiday celebrated on the first two days of the Hebrew calendar. This year 2022, Rosh Hashanah will begin at sundown on Sunday, September 25th, and go until sundown on Tuesday, September 27th. It marks the beginning of the Jewish calendar and is commemorated as the day God created Adam and Eve. The shofar (ram’s horn) is fundamental to the celebration of Rosh Hashanah. Hearing the shofar sound on both holiday mornings is a religious obligation.