Jews in Mumbai bring in 5778th new year

Jews in Mumbai bring in 5778th new year

It's considered a major date in the Jewish calendar, and the majority of Jews keep or mark it in some way, regardless of their levels of religious observance the rest of the year.

It is thought by Jews to be the day that God created Adam and Eve, and serves as a time to celebrate the creation of the universe.

Oh come now, this is a Jewish holiday we're talking about - of course there's food. God writes names in the Book of Life on Rosh Hashanah, the Day of Judgment, and the book is sealed on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

Last year it was held on October 2 and the date changes each year.

Rosh Hashanah is celebrated with a candle lighting ceremony. 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. While it's 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, the Hebrew calendar is moving into the year 5778.

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Traditionally you eat apples dipped in honey, in the hope of having a sweet year, and honey cake... which is delicious.

The festival is a chance to enjoy time spent feasting with friends and familyWhy do the dates of Rosh Hashanah change?

It is based on the moon's cycle, whereas the Gregorian one is determined by the sun. In conservative and orthodox congregations, the new year celebration spans two days.

Here is what you need to know about the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah.

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