Rosh Hashanah: Happy Jewish New Year

Today (as of sundown Sunday night) and tomorrow are Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, which marks the beginning of the High Holy Days. This period spans from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. It’s traditional on Rosh Hashanah to eat apples and honey to signify a “sweet” and bountiful new year and also a round Challah with honey, too. Pomegranates are also eaten as the fruit’s abundance of seeds are believed to represent the desire for a productive and abundant life. The Bronx Chronicle wishes everyone who celebrates Rosh Hashanah a sweet new year, Shana Tovah.

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