Jewish Holiday Begins Tonight

(New York, NY) -- Sundown tonight will mark the start of Rosh Hashanah. The first of the Jewish high holidays brings in the new year.

It's a festive joyful time that still calls for serious reflection on the past year. Some traditions include eating apples and honey to signify a sweet new year. Jews may also participate in Tashlich by tossing pieces of bread into a body of water, acknowledging the mistakes they made over the past year that they want to leave behind.

Special synagogue services will likely include the blowing of a ram's horn in honor of the holiday. The sound of the shofar is associated with the high holidays and is said to help people gain a more introspective mindset. This year the holiday will wrap up on Friday, September 22nd.

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