Rosh Hashanah: Wishing You a Sweet New Year

Posted September 28, 2011 by Amanda | One Comment

Today at sundown, the Jewish community will begin their celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the start of the Jewish New Year. Considered one of the holiest of Jewish holidays, it is traditionally celebrated over the course of two days and is best characterized as a holiday of reflection, introspection and renewal. Much time during the holiday is spent in prayer, with people asking God for forgiveness, giving penance and praying for a healthy new year.

Like most holidays, families come together on Rosh Hashanah to share in large meals. Apples and honey are signature foods of the holiday and symbolize the hope for a sweet new year. One of the most significant symbols of the holiday is the Shofar, a ram’s horn. When the Shofar is blown, the sound created acts as a wake up call, reminding people the importance of reflection and repentance during this time.

Several Geni users have started a Rosh Hashanah project on Geni. Check out the project to learn more about Rosh Hashanah and see what Geni profiles are included.

Have a sweet and happy New Year and Shana Tova!

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  • Magnjo

    Okay, dear , But I think it is not possibly this time,bacause I am from The Faroe Islands, far away from yours big city New York of course. But maybe a sonny day later , I will both think and Dream about it. Yours sincerely. Mr. Magnus T.J.Johansen , The Johansen Web Site on the Danish Version of Myheritage.com and Geni, Ancestry, Familyecho, Jewishgen, Genebase, Legacy, and at last the newest news accepted of http://www.bh.org.il  in Tel Aviv in Israel as my personally back-op with my own Jewish secret number for my The Johansen Family Tree.