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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.


Rosh Hashanah began at sunset on Sunday 25 September and ends on the evening of Tuesday 27 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 Tuesday 4 October.

The Jewish New Year is a celebration of the creation of the world and marks making a fresh start. It 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 a sweet and happy New Year!



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