Rosh Hashanah: Wish you all a very happy Jewish New YearSeptember 8th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sep 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jews all over the world will celebrate the Jewish New Year called Rosh Hashanah on Wednesday, with some traditional ceremonies.
During the celebration, Jews will gather around ponds and rivers and cast breadcrumbs into them to “cast off” their sins of the previous year. Jews also call the period as “Days of Awe” and it is used by the Jews to reflect on all the sins they committed in the previous year and try to get back on the right track with their God.
The observation of the period is in sharp contrast with the secular New Year, where there are merry making and festivities with little attention to “atonement”.
Mike and Heidi Weisman who are Jews say they will observe the day with other Jews in the community. They will converge and march to a pond near their home in Liberty Township.
Eating also forms a vital part of the Rosh Hashanah. Families will gather and dip apples in honey and eat them to signify sweet New Year. Other activities will also be done in observance of the period. There will be spiritual meetings and congregations as well so that the upcoming new year is filled with peace and prosperity.
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