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Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah (in Hebrew)


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Significance: New Year

Observances: Sounding the shofar (ram's horn trumpet)

Length: 2 Days (Some: 1 Day)

Customs: Dipping apples in honey; Casting off "sins" into a river

Greeting: L'shanah tovah! (For a good year!)

...In the seventh month, on the first of the month, there shall be a sabbath for you, a remembrance with shofar blasts, a holy convocation. -Leviticus 16:24

Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of Tishri. In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, "head of the year" or "first of the year." Rosh Hashanah is commonly known as the Jewish New Year. This name is somewhat deceptive, because there is little similarity between Rosh Hashanah, one of the holiest days of the year, and the American midnight drinking bash and daytime football game.



"I ain't here for a long time, I am here for a good time" George Strait

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Shana tova, everyone!



As I understand it, "Chavera" in current colloquial use connotes some kind of a romantic relationship when a man is using it to refer to a woman. The word for a platonic female friend is "yedida." Someone on this forum makes the same point: http://www.rootsoffaith.net/forum/topics/looking-to-connect-with-the


Anyway, I prefer "amiga."

I've looked at life from both sides now

From win and lose and still somehow

It's life's illusions I recall

I really don't know life at all

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