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FRAMINGHAM – Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and begins at sundown on Friday, September 19.

Rosh Hashanah is also the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve.

Rosh Hashanah means “the head of the year” in Hebrew.

It is the start of the observance of the High Holy Days – 10 days of repentance for sins committed during the year.

The celebration ends at sundown on Sunday.

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Services are held on the two days of Rosh Hashanah. During the service, a hollowed-out ram’s horn is blown. The horn is known as a shofar. Blowing it symbolizes a call to repentance.

Rosh Hashanah is the start of the Jewish High Holy Days.

During the Holy Days, members of the Jewish faith are asked to seek forgiveness from others whom they have wronged, to make amends and to resolve to act better going forward.

The High Holy Days end with Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is the “Day of Repentance.”

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Temple Beth Am will hold virtual services online.

Temple Beth Sholom has also cancelled in-person services and will hold virtual services.

Congregation Bais Chabab in Framingham will hold outdoor services on Friday & Saturday at 10 a.m.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.