Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year has been started from sundown on 8 September 2010 and will end on 10 September 2010. Generally, Rosh Hashanah is celebrated on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. Rosh Hashanah indicates a time of be apologetic; reflection; and looking onward to a brand new time and a new year. Normally Jewish New Year is celebrated for two days but in the year 2010, this is being celebrated for three days, because the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, rejoices the coming year 5771 on the Hebrew Calendar. Rosh Hashanah has been since God created earth and heaven.
Rosh Hashanah is also the anniversary of the creation of the world, according to the oral tradition of Judaism or the Mishnah. On these days, people of Israel gathered for spiritual purpose. Jewish community all over the world celebrates Rosh Hashanah, which is considered as Israeli holiday. These holidays are celebrated in London, New York and Tel Aviv. These days also serve in the memory of the Jewish people, who lost their live in defending the religion. Jewish people also greet each other with Jewish New Year greetings, shana tova for good year, or shana tova umetukah for good and sweet year.
Jewish New Year is also described by festive meals. In this festival, different favorable foods like instance apples dipped in honey; fish heads; and new fruits on the second night, symbolize a sweet new year. Additional foods may be dish up with an emblematic meaning such as cooked tongue or other meat from the head of an animal or fish to symbolize the ‘head’ of the year. Spiritual poems called piyyuttim are added to the usual Jewish services on the days of Rosh Hashanah 2010.
“At prayer ceremonies today, congregations will practice “tashlikh,” during which attendees say prayers over or throw bread into bodies of water, symbolizing a casting away of sins,” said Rabbi Avraham Bernstein of Chabad Lubavitch of Western Monmouth County. “His congregation will visit a pond in Freehold Township for the service,” he said.
Video of President Obama’s Greeting for Rosh Hashanah from youtube: