The Jewish New Year, also known as Rosh Hashanah, kicks off a month of important Jewish holy days. Many Jews begin the festival in synagogues on Friday night by feasting on sweets, symbolizing their wishes for a sweet new year.
The sounding of the shofar, an ancient musical instrument made from a ram’s horn, is a significant custom. It’s an appeal to God as if to say, “God, a new year has arrived.” We’d like to reconnect with you. We wish to rekindle our friendship.”
This day and month set the tone for the remainder of the year. It is a time for self-reflection and repentance for sins committed the previous year in order to seek pardon.
Rosh Hashanah, according to Jewish tradition, commemorates the origin of humanity. According to the Jewish calendar, it usually occurs in September or October. This year, it falls on the first day of the Jewish Sabbath. Candle lighting symbolizes the brightness and calm that families want to bring into their homes.