Published: Thu, September 21, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Statement by Minister Joly on Rosh Hashanah

Statement by Minister Joly on Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah also marks the beginning of a 10-day period of repentance, known as the Days of Awe.

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown and lasts for two full days after tonight.

Here's how nearby Portland-area synagouges are observing the Jewish New Year. "On this holiday, the supporters of Judaism analyse their achievements, make plans for the future and become aware of their special responsibility for the welfare of those who need their assistance and support", the statement says.

When is Rosh Hashanah and what time does it start?

Rabbi Larry Kaplan of Kingston hosted about a dozen friends and family to mark Rosh Hashanah. Keeping up with the tradition, Jews in the city both local (Bene Israel and Bagdadi) as well as Jewish expatriates will aim to visit the synagogue on the first and second day of the new year listen to the sounds of the "Shofar" (ram's horn) when its blown. It begins the period of the High Holidays culminating with Yom Kippur on Friday evening, September 29.

The province's Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour is wishing all Jewish Newfoundlanders and Labradorians a happy Rosh Hashanah.

Rosh Hashanah celebrates the start of the Jewish new year according to the Jewish calendar, which is based on the lunar cycle. Shana Tovah U Metukah, (wish you and good and sweet year) is the traditional greeting exchanged amongst fellow Jews.

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