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Rosh Hashanah: bringing in a new year in September

Rosh Hashanah, which means "head of the year" in Hebrew, is a two-day celebration that marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days each autumn.

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Rosh Hashanah begins this evening, Monday 6 September, at sundown, and ends on the evening of Wednesday 8 September. The New Year inaugurates ten days of repentance, also known as Days of Awe. They lead into Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, which this year begins on Wednesday 15 September.

The Jewish New Year is an opportunity for reflective honesty and introspection in terms of one’s past, present and future. 

We wish all our Jewish staff, students and colleagues the very best at this time of year.