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What is Rosh Hashanah?

What religion celebrates it and why? I think the CM logo today is so pretty, I'm wondering about the holiday behind it.


Asked by scout_mom at 11:04 PM on Sep. 8, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • This is one of the high holidays of the month to celebrate the jewish calender new year.Which brings a time to celebrate for a sweet new year with symbols like honey and apples that stands for a sweet year also to cast away your bad deeds of the year to start fresh. There is also other very important prayers,Torah readings and many other important meanings which are very important to the jewish community this month. It's a big big deal,happy and meaningful celebrations. I hope this is a little helpful there is alot to it and difficult to explain everything ,There are websites that explain it well and some books.

    Answer by 54sealife at 11:38 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • 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.
    Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה‎, literally "Head of the year," Israeli: Hebrew pronunciation: [ˈʁoʃ haʃaˈna], Ashkenazic: ˈɾoʃ haʃːɔˈnɔh, Yiddish: [ˈrɔʃəˈʃɔnə]) is a Jewish holiday commonly referred to as the "Jewish New Year." It is observed on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar.

    Answer by wife2ali at 1:14 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • It is the Jewish New Year

    Answer by Maureen-MD at 11:05 PM on Sep. 8, 2010


    Answer by Maureen-MD at 11:05 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • its a jewish holiday.
    im not sure if this is the right one.. but theres a big jewish community around here and i worked for an orthodox jew, and i remember he was telling me about one of the holidays .. didnt tell me the story behind it, but that what they do is they all gather some where, with chickens, and they wave the chickens over eachother heads and ask god to take all of there sins and give it to the chickens, and then they kill the chicken, and give it to poor people who cant afford food for there holiday dinners.. so yeah its not this one, its closer to xmas and shit.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 11:06 PM on Sep. 8, 2010