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From our archived column, “Not Your Grandparents’ Shtetl: Exploring Jewish Culture in Western MA,” Amy Meltzer shares different symbols and rituals of Rosh Hashanah…

Celebrating the New Year in September The first of the Jewish High Holidays, Rosh Hashanah, falls this year at the end of September. Rosh Hashanah is also known as the Jewish New Year, or the first day of the traditional Jewish lunar calendar. According to ancient texts, Rosh Hashanah marks the “birthday of the world” or the anniversary of creation. If you grew up Jewish, as I did, you might remember that… Read More

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