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Rosh Hashanah services planned at Temple B'Nai Sholom

21 September 2017

Nevah Shalom, 2900 S.W. Peaceful Lane, Portland: Nevah Shalom's Rosh Hashanah services are ticketed, but the synagogue also is hosting a "Whole Family Second Day Rosh Hashanah Celebration" this Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Yaakov Finkelstein, Consul General of Israel in Mumbai, said, "The Rosh Hashanah symbolises a new beginning".

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Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown and lasts for two full days after tonight.

The piercing sound of the shofar, he said, is meant to rouse followers of Judaism and have them actively usher in the new year.

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This year's Rosh Hashanah will mark the commencement of the 5,778th year of the Jewish calendar. It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days, which end with Yom Kippur, or the day of atonement.

The Jewish community in Mumbai began prayers on Wednesday evening to bring in the Hebrew new year "Rosh Hashanah".

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Rosh Hashanah is celebrated with a candle lighting ceremony. The day also involves blowing the shofar, or ram's horn, and extended prayer readings. Shana Tovah U Metukah, (wish you and good and sweet year) is the traditional greeting exchanged amongst fellow Jews.

Rosh Hashanah services planned at Temple B'Nai Sholom