Archive for September 2nd, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah (09/02)

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Rosh Hashanah &
the Jewish High Holy Days

Sept 02 : 06 days to Rosh Hashanah*

Did you know that “May you be inscribed in the Book of Life,” is a typical greeting on Rosh Hashanah?

On the Jewish New Year, it is believed that G-d records the destiny of each human being in the Book of Life.

Rosh Hashanah begins a 10 day period, known as the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im, a time of penitence and prayer that ends with Yom Kippur. Jews worldwide are given these 10 days to repent for their sins and ask G-d for forgiveness.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish High Holy Days. Please join us!

*Rosh Hashanah 5771 begins at sundown on Wednesday September 08, 2010.

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(September 02) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Calendar Adjustment Day

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Calendar Adjustment Day
In 1751, Britain issued a “Gregorian Correction” edict for the following year. The act attempted to sync up the Gregorian and Lunar calendars by eliminating September 3 – September 13. The act also set January 1st as the official New Year’s Day. Until then it had been March 25.

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