Coming Together has Never Been so Sweet
Rosh Hashanah, is the Jewish New Year, a major Jewish Holiday that occurs every year during the Hebrew month of Tishrei and is celebrated over a two day period. Traditionally it is both a time of celebration and of serious introspection, a time to rejoice the completion of another year while also taking stock of one’s life. It is the time of year when we can atone for both our individual as well as communal wrongdoings, and look for a new start.
Traditional worship in a Synagogue includes reciting prayers from a special book called a Machzor (translated to cycle, from the Hebrew root “to return”). The Machzor contains basic liturgy as well as poetic liturgy, special for the holiday. During the service a Shofar (Ram’s Horn) is blown to symbolically awaken the listeners in the congregation and inspire them to atone and rejoice before the Judgement Day of Yom Kippur, the next upcoming Jewish Holiday.
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