It is that time of year again, when Jews worldwide celebrate the new year, so Happy New Year and well over the fast, which is straight after the new year. New years in hebrew is Rosh Hashana, literally meaning, head of the year; this is a serious happy time, which one reflects on the past year and plans to improve in the following year.
Rosh Hashana is a two day holiday and this year it falls just before the Sabbath so it will be two days plus Sabbath. Every year, Rosh Hashana can fall on a different date as the Jews follow a lunar calendar (just like the Muslims), but which is nearly five thousand-eight hundred years old and keeps with the seasons.
Fruits and vegetables (apples, pomegranates, dates, fenugreeks or carrots, beetroots, cabbages or leeks, gourds and any new fruits), fish and/or sheep head & honey for a sweet new year. Each play important roles on Rosh Hashana, because they all represent something special.
A rams horn is used on Rosh Hashana, to awaken a person from his automatism and relieses it is the days of judgement and to repent his or her sins. The rams horn sounds very African but it is not. The rams horn or trumpets used to be used daily in the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem.
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