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Rosh Hashanah

Happy Rosh Hashanah! Today is the start of a new year on the Hebrew calendar! Furthermore, it is celebrated with religious services, special clothing, ceremonial lighting, and foods that represent positive wishes for the new year. Finally, if you are looking for foods that represent optimism, check out this web story filled with the top 10 recipes for Rosh Hashanah.

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What is Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah is known as one of the holiest days in the Judaism faith. In Hebrew, it means “the head of the year,” or “the first of the year.” Furthermore, this holiday begins in the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar and commemorates the creation of the world.

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In addition, according to, it begins the “Days of Awe, which are a 10-day period of introspection and repentance. Finally, this religious holiday ends when Yom Kippur, or “The Day of Atonement” begins.

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Thank you for this share. As a Catholic, I feel very connected to our Jewish Roots since much of Catholic tradition comes from the Jewish faith.