Area Jewish congregations soon will observe two of the most sacred days in their calendar — Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown Wednesday. According to Chabad.org, Rosh Hashanah translates as “Head of the Year,” the beginning of the Jewish New Year that commemorates the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve — the birthday of mankind. It also serves as the first of 10 days of repentance leading up to Yom Kippur, a day of fasting also called the Day of Atonement, which likewise starts at sundown Sept. 13. It is the holiest day of the year for those of the Jewish faith.
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