Thursday 9 September 2010

Rosh Hashanah

In today's assembly we looked at the Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year festival. It lasts two days and commemorates the creation of the world.

We began by looking at the way many people across the world celebrate the beginning of a new year on January 1st by singing along to 'Auld Lang Syne'.

Rosh Hashanah is also a judgement day, when Jews believe that God balances a person's good deeds over the last year against their bad deeds, and decides what the next year will be like for them.Often, Jewish people will wear new clothes or their best clothes. They also eat special food, such as apples dipped in honey, because they hope the new year will be filled with good and sweet things.