Simon Marks Primary School marks Rosh Hashanah with special assembly

Simon Marks Primary School marks Rosh Hashanah with special assembly

Simon Marks Primary School marks Rosh Hashanah with special assembly

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russia's Jews on Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year, the Kremlin press service reported.

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown and lasts for two full days after tonight. Rosh Hashanah actually means "Head of the Year".

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

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A festive get-together was held in Luzerne County to celebrate the start of the Jewish new year.

Rosh Hashanah - which in Hebrew translates to "head of the year" - is a time of inner renewal and divine atonement. The first full day of Rosh Hashanah is this Thursday. It begins the period of the High Holidays culminating with Yom Kippur on Friday evening, September 29.

"The celebration of the Jewish New Year is a major event in the life of the Jewish community, a tribute to the historical and spiritual heritage of Jews and their distinctive culture and customs".

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Rosh Hashanah is celebrated with a candle lighting ceremony.

Rabbi David Mason showing students at Simon Marks Jewish Primary School how to use a shofar, or ram's horn.

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