How to Wish Somebody a Happy Rosh Hashanah

How to Wish Somebody a Happy Rosh Hashanah

The Jewish New Year marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, which began last evening and will end with Yom Kippur next weekend. On the first and the second day of Rosh Hashanah, local Jews, both Bene Israel and Baghdadi, will be joined by Jewish expatriates at the synagogues.

Here's how nearby Portland-area synagouges are observing the Jewish New Year.

When is Rosh Hashanah and what time does it start?

"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.

Rosh Hashanah - which in Hebrew translates to "head of the year" - is a time of inner renewal and divine atonement.


US President Donald Trump released a videotaped message to Jewish families on Monday, wishing them "many blessings" and a happy new year as they enter the holiday season.

Rabbi David Mason showing students at Simon Marks Jewish Primary School how to use a shofar, or ram's horn.

As Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism, I wish everyone celebrating Rosh Hashanah a sweet new year! Shana tova u'metukah!

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