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Community celebrates first night of Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish New Year

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Posted at 8:38 AM, Sep 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-07 08:38:29-04

BEACHWOOD, Ohio — Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year, began at sundown on Monday.

The two-day celebration commemorates the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days each autumn.

Rosh Hashanah begins customarily with the blowing of the shofar, the ram’s horn, a sound meant to wake up people from their slumber.

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Kantor Jacov Golomb, right, looks to Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, left, who uses a shofar, symbol of the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah during a media event for the opening of an open air synagogue to celebrate the Rosh Hashanah in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Rosh Hashanah begins the “Days of Awe,” a 10-day period culminating in Yom Kippur.

Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood streamed the service online Monday to give everyone a chance to view the celebration from home during the pandemic.

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