Simon Marks Primary School marks Rosh Hashanah with special assembly

Calvin Saunders
September 22, 2017

Jews in India and across the globe will unite in prayer on 20th September 2017 evening to celebrate the Jewish New year "Rosh Hashanah".

Summary: This year's Rosh Hashanah will mark the commencement of the 5,778th year of the Jewish calendar.

A custom called tashlich, which comes from the word "to cast", typically is performed on Rosh Hashanah at a body of water. The first full day of Rosh Hashanah is this Thursday.

"The High Holy Days are a time of both reflection on the past year and hope for renewal in the year to come", Trump said. It translates from Hebrew to English as "head of the year". Girls and women in Jewish households light candles each evening of Rosh Hashanah after sundown. notes that Rosh Hashanah also involves eating sweet, festive meals including wine or grape juice, raisin challah bread dipped in honey, apples dipped in honey, the head of a fish, pomegranates and other foods.

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The festival is a chance to enjoy time spent feasting with friends and familyWhy do the dates of Rosh Hashanah change?

Customs include sounding a hollowed-out ram's horn known as a shofar after readings from the Torah, which is the Jewish religious text.

Special greetings for the holiday include, "L'shanah tovah tikatevu v'tichatemu" (May you be inscribed and sealed [in the Book of Life] for a good year) and "G'mar chatimah tovah" (A good final sealing [in the Book of Life]).

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