LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) — Wednesday evening marks the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
The Jewish call this head of their year, celebrating the creation of Adam and Eve.
They do this by reflecting on their conduct and thinking ahead to goals and resolutions for the coming year.
That’s something the Rabbi of the Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy says is very important this year.
“Unfortunately, this year, we’ve seen a number of barbaric actions throughout our country and world, and this universal message of Rosh Hashanah: reflecting upon the world and who we are, and if we conduct ourselves in such a way that we are all a reflection of God, it would certainly make the world a better place, and hopefulyl, it would bring peace to the world,” explains Rabbi Noach Kowsofsky.
One of the main commandments of the holiday is to hear the blowing of the ram’s horn, which serves as an inspiration for the upcoming year.