What do you really know about Rosh Hashannah?
Rosh Hashanah (September 30 and October 1)
ROSH HASHANAH is the Jewish New Year. It takes place on the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei (September or October). This marks the beginning of a 10-day period of prayer, self-examination and repentance. This period is known as the Jewish High Holy Days. There are also several holiday rituals observed at home. Customs include: sounding of the shofar, eating a round challah, and eating apples and honey to represent a sweet New Year. Many Iranian Jewish families celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a big family celebration meal called a seder.
The typical greeting for Rosh Hashanah is “Shana Tova”