Rosh Hashanah 2016: Happy Jewish New Year! When is it, greetings and what does Shana Tova mean?

Rosh Hashanah 2016: Happy Jewish New Year! When is it, greetings and what does Shana Tova mean?
 

Shanah Tovah! Yes, it’s Jewish New Year, which is also known as Rosh Hashanah.
This year the celebration runs from sunset tonight (Sunday, October 2) through to nightfall on Tuesday (October 4).
But what exactly is Rosh Hashanah? And how come people are celebrating New Year now?
Why is this Jewish tradition so important and how exactly is it celebrated?
Well, luckily for you we’ve put together a simple cheat sheet with everything you need to know about the Jewish New Year.
What is Rosh Hashanah? Rosh Hashanah – or to give it its Hebrew translation ‘the head of the year’ – is the Jewish New... read more

 
2 October 2016 in Hot News, Views: 50
Source: Metro
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