Shana Tova and a Sweet New Year from Arutz Sheva

img443028The sonorous call of the ram’s horn – the Shofar – will herald the start of Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New Year) and the festive Hebrew month of Tishrei on Wednesday evening.

This year the two days of the Rosh HaShanah holiday, Thursday and Friday, are followed by the Sabbath (Shabbat), creating a three-day weekend for Jews around the world.

Hebrew calendar days begin from the previous evening; therefore, in accordance with Jewish Law, Arutz Sheva staff will be offline until the end of Shabbat, on Saturday night.

Special foods are served at the holiday meal, including an apple dipped in honey to signify a “sweet new year.” Various other dishes are also served throughout the festival meals, symbolizing blessings for fertility, victory over our enemies, strength and being at the “head and not the tail” (“rosh” in Hebrew is head), among others.


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