L’shana Tova

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Rosh Hashanah marks the start of a new year in the Hebrew calendar.  According to the Hebrew calendar this evening at sundown the New Year will be 5772. All Jewish holidays begin the evening before the date specified. In Hebrew calendar a “day” begins and ends at sunset, rather than at midnight. All holidays are celebrated on the same day of the Hebrew calendar every year.

Shana Tova is the traditional greeting on Rosh Hashanah which in Hebrew means “A Good Year.”

Rosh Hashanah, like most Jewish holidays, have food customs associated with it. One of the most popular and well-known food customs on Rosh Hashanah has to do with dipping apple slices into honey. This sweet combination stems from an age-old Jewish tradition of eating sweet foods to express hope for a sweet new year.

The Huntingtonian wishes a Happy New Year to all those who celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

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