Rosh Hashanah

By Noah and Reece

What is Rosh Hashanah

This is the anniversary of Adam and Eve's first sin. The holiday lasts two days, and starts on the Jewish New Year (October 2nd this year), or 1 and 2 Tishrei. The celebration is also to say that the Jews accept the fact that God's the king of the world.

What people do to celebrate it

The main way that people celebrate it is by sounding the shofar, or the ram's horn. It is to call repentance for man's first sin. It is part of the "Ten Days of Repentance", which start in Yom Kippur. The Shofar also represents the Binding of Isaac. You are also not supposed to work during this holiday.

What they eat

During Rosh Hashanah, people eat foods such as chopped liver and avocado mango salad for an appetizer, and salads, soups, brisket, ribs, or chicken for the main meal. At the end of the meal, they might eat desserts like apple crisp, ice cream, or teiglach.

Fun Facts about Rosh Hashanah

People will eat a honey-covered apple to wish for a sweet year

Some observers of this holiday will say Leshanah Tovah Tikatiev Veteichateim, which means that they are inscribed and sealed for a great year, or more simply, that they will have a good year.

They also say a prayer that means that they will put all of their sins into the bottom of the oceans. This is only said near places where there's lots of water.