Ten days of reflection and repentance that began with Rosh Hashanah were ending Friday with the arrival of Yom Kippur at sundown.
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Jews around the world are celebrating Rosh Hashanah — the start of a brand new year on the Jewish calendar. The holiday began at sundown on Sunday night.
Happy New Year! Or should we say, L’Shana Tova? Rosh Hashanah, the Hebrew new year and one of the High Holidays in Judaism, began at sundown Sunday night.
The holy time begins with Rosh Hashanah, which marks the new year. The holiday is traditionally celebrated by blowing the shofar, eating apples and honey and spending time with family and friends.
It’s getting to be that time – when the Jewish people celebrate the new year on Rosh Hashanah and observe the day of atonement on Yom Kippur. It is known as the High Holidays.
The ritual called Kaporos is a ceremony practiced by some Hasidic communities prior to Yom Kippur in which a rabbi swings a live chicken over his head to transfer the sins of that community to the chicken.
It’s a time when worshipers fast and atone for the sins of the past year and take a spiritual inventory of their lives.
Jews across the globe were observing Yom Kippur Saturday, the holiest day on the Jewish Calendar.
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is one of the High Holidays on the Jewish calendar, and also one of the most festive. Families gather together to revel in the memories of the year past, […]