Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur


"The two most important holidays in the Jewish religion are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. The New Year means celebrations, prayer and time with family and friends. On Rosh Hashanah people eat apples dipped in honey to symbolize a sweet new year. Rosh Hashanah begins on the evening of September 18th and ends on September 20th. On Rosh Hashanah Jews are asked to think about their behavior over the past year and ways to improve themselves. After Rosh Hashanah is Yom Kippur (the day of Atonement). Jewish people around the world will celebrate Yom Kippur on September 27th. From the beginning to the end of the holiday Jewish people are supposed to think about asking for forgiveness from those we hurt over the past year and ways to be a better and more kind person. Adults are not supposed to eat all day but instead focus on prayer, forgiveness and improving their behavior. When the sun sets, Jewish families and friends gather together for a big meal."


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