Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Rosh Hashanah &
the Jewish High Holy Days
Sept 24 : 04 days to Rosh Hashanah*
Did you know that Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the only Jewish holidays that are purely religious?
Unlike other major festivals such as Sukkot and Passover (Pesach), Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are not tied to historical or agricultural events.
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 5772 begins at sundown on Wednesday September 28, 2011.
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