Rosh Hashanah and Day of Peace 2017


Rosh Hashanah is one of the holiest holidays in the Jewish religion. The two-day holiday begins at sundown and celebrates the Jewish New Year. During the celebration, Jewish people take the time to appreciate and accept God as their king.

The Jewish calendar, which runs on the lunar cycle, determines the date of the holiday each year. The celebration begins at sundown and the following day marks the first full day of the celebration. Jewish calendar dates end at nightfall, which means this year’s Rosh Hashanah celebration will begin at sundown on Oct. 2 and end at nightfall on Oct. 4.

In Hebrew, “Rosh Hashanah” means “Head of the Year” and it’s also known as the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah celebrates the day that God completed the creation of the world and highlights the relationship between God and humanity.

While Conservative and Orthodox Jews observe the holiday over the course of two days, most Reform Jews celebrate Rosh Hashana for one day.

An important tradition during this holiday is Tashlich, which calls for Jews to go find a body of water, be it the ocean, river or stream, and cast away their sins. This is done symbolically by throwing bread into the water and the act allows people to reflect and correct themselves so they can focus on a new year.

At home, families gather for dinner prior to attending service the night of the holiday. They recite blessings over candles and wine. Families also indulge in challah bread or apples dipped in honey.

This year it is extra special that the


 Rosh Hashanah coincides with:


SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”

May peace be around you and inside of you.


  1. Kismet says:

    I don’t keep my January 1 resolutions. I probably won’t keep these. I’m a baaaaaad bird.
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  2. I hope that you have a wonderful holiday.
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  3. Enjoy your holiday! And let’s hope for a peaceful year!
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  4. it’s like a sign that this days will be celebrated together this year… L’Shanah Tovah Tikatevu V’taihatem!
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  5. Have a wonderful holiday! We pray for peace every single day.
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  6. Emma says:

    Enjoy your holiday and we too hope for more peace in the world.
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  7. Sandee says:

    Have a woof woof day of peace. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥
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  8. Shanah tovah, my friend!
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  9. New year blessings!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
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  10. Have a wonderful holiday!
    Hazel & Mabel
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  11. What a wonderful post! L’Shanah Tovah! xo

  12. Have a wonderful holiday – and thanks for sharing all that information!
    Lots of licks, your good friend Morrie 🙂

    • Dakota says:

      thank you so much and you are most welcome!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  13. L’shana tova, Dakota, Cody, Mom and Dad! We love you, and wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!
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    • Dakota says:

      thank you soooo much!!! We love you too, always have, always will!! xoxo

  14. We hope you’ve had a wonderful celebration!
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  15. Wow I learned something new! That challah bread and apples dipped in honey sound DEEEEELISSSHHHHHH!!! Hope you had a wonderful time celebrating!
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  16. Woofs,Dakota!
    Have a woofingly great holiday!
    And may Peace/Shalom abound evfurrywhere.
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