What is the significance of Rosh Hashanah?
Rosh Hashanah celebrates the creation of the world and was originally connected to the beginning of the economic year in agricultural circles.
The festival commemorates a time when Jews should reflect on the past year and ask for forgiveness for anything wrong they have done.
Followers are also expected to think about their priorities for the new year and decide what the coming 12 months will be like for them.
Rosh Hashanah also marks the start of the Jewish High Holy Days leading p to Yom Kippur which marks the beginning of the 10 “Days of Awe” where Jews focus on repentance and reflection up to Yom Kippur.
Yom Kippur is the culmination of this repentance and is known as the Day of Atonement, which is considered to be the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.