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Rosh Hashanah

September 24, 2014

By Jessica Vician

L'shanah tovah!

Tonight marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, a two-day holiday of the Jewish faith often referred to as the Jewish New Year. The "head of the year" celebrates the first and second days of the Jewish year and is one of the holiest days in the faith.

While each family may choose to celebrate the holiday a bit differently, many parents choose to teach their children the importance of spending time with family and treating others kindly throughout the upcoming year.

Traditions include attending a family service at Temple, reading books about Rosh Hashanah, blowing the shofar—a ram’s horn—and eating apples and honey to bring a sweet new year.

Whatever your faith, Rosh Hashanah is a perfect opportunity to sit down with your family for a meal and reflect on the year so far. Ask your children how they think they can be kinder to others for the rest of the calendar year, and make suggestions for yourself, too. Cap the evening off with apples and honey and have your whole family wish for a sweet year.

L’shanah tovah!

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