On Tuesday 1st October, Mrs Carpenter came into assembly, to share with us how Jewish people start to celebrate the New Year on the holiday called Rosh Hashanah. It is one of the most important religious holidays in Judaism.
During the assembly, the shofar, an animal horn was sounded. This is traditionally sounded in the synagogue to signal the start of the New Year. As a custom, 100 notes are sounded in a special rhythm.
During the celebrations, the Jewish family would celebrate with a special meal being eaten at home. Apples dipped in honey represent sweetness and good health throughout the New Year. Mrs Carpenter brought in apples and honey for us all to share.
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