Archive for September 28th, 2011

(September 28) Tonight we’re observing . . .  Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)
Beginning at sundown tonight*, Jews begin their celebration of the High Holy Days, which are observed during the 10 day period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the most important of all Jewish Holidays and the only holidays that are purely religious, as they are not related to any historical or natural event.

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated the first and second days of Tishri. It is a time of family gatherings, special meals and sweet tasting foods.

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the most solemn day of the Jewish year and is observed on the tenth day of Tishri. It is a day of fasting, reflection and prayers.

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*The Hebrew calendar begins at sundown, consequently most Jewish Holidays also begin at sundown.

Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah (09/28)

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011


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

Sept 28 : Rosh Hashanah begins tonight @ sundown*

Did you know that on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, it is customary to visit a river, lake or pond, to symbolically “cast away” ones sins into the water?

The custom, called Tashlich — meaning “casting off” — involves walking to a body of flowing water and throwing pieces of bread into the water. The bread is a symbolic representation of one’s sins, which are cast off in preparation for a more pure year to come.

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.

*Rosh Hashanah 5772 begins tonight at sundown on Wednesday September 28, 2011.

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(September 28) Today we’re celebrating . . .  National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day
Today’s the day to work up a sweat. Join in one of 700 events around the country marking the annual celebration of women’s health and fitness.

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