When is Rosh Hashanah? Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset on Wednesday, September 22 and ends at nightfall on Friday, September 24, 2017.
Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year, when the faithful look back at the mistakes of the past and plan for a better life in the year ahead.
sounding of the shofar, traditionally made from a ram's horn, is heard during Rosh Hashanah services which signals the faithful away from sin and toward a more repentant life.
The Bible speaks of Rosh Hashanah as Yom Teruah, or "the day of the sounding of the shofar", but today the holiday has become more popularly known as "the first of the year" with a golden opportunity for those who have been led astray to turn over a new leaf, and begin again!
Rosh Hashanah food and feasting
Along with a big celebratory Rosh Hashanah dinner, holiday menu traditions include Challah (egg bread) which is braided into a round loaf to symbolize the year's cyclical nature.
The meal is topped off with traditional Rosh Hashanah desserts of seasonal apples and honey, pomegranates, and honey cake dessert recipes to celebrate the hope of a "sweet life" and a Happy New Year! ....Shana Tova!
For more on how to celebrate the sweetness of the New Year, check out these additional recipes in the Chiff Recipe File:
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