Last night at sundown was the official beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.  Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first two days of Tishrei (the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar), and is celebrated in countries all around the world.  Traditions for the Jewish New Year include attending synagogue and hearing the shofar, baking challah bread, and eating apples dipped in honey (in order to ensure a ‘sweet new year’).  Here’s wishing a wonderful new year to all those celebrating today!

Emily Kidder - Knowledge Engineer/Answer Geek