Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy Rosh Hashanah!


Learning to blow the shofar
A shofar is a ram's horn that's blown in synagogue on Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) to bring people back to God and to living right. The shofar's role is also to herald other important occassions - the coming of the Messiah, the end of the world, etc.

Happy New Year one and all for 5772! (That's 2011 - 2012 on the common calendar, but Jews have been counting the years longer than most peoples.)

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