Rosh Hashanah translates to mean 'head of the year' and is the Jewish New Year. This year Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset on September 6th and is celebrated with sweet symbolic food like apples and honey. This 2 day festival marks the anniversary of human creation and the special relationship between humans and the Creator. The Jewish calendar differs from today's Gregorian calendar. The Jewish calendar is based on the cycles of the moon and this Rosh Hashanah is celebrating the year 5782.
Here is a traditional Rosh Hashanah verse or song to share with your children as you enjoy a sweet snack of apples and honey.
A good year
A year of peace
And joy increase.
Rosh Hashanah is the first night of the 'High Holidays' or the 'Days of Awe,' which last 10 days. Rosh Hashanah begins with the sounding of the shofar, an instrument made of the ram's horn. The sound of the shofar is a call to wake up and reexamine your commitment to God and to correct ways of living.
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