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Sound The Shofar! It’s the High Holy Days in Bradenton, FL.

Sound The Shofar! It’s the High Holy Days in Bradenton, FL.

It's September and many public and private employees will be enjoying two days off from work for the mysterious days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. But what are these days and who celebrates them and why? Rosh Hashanah is translated from Hebrew to mean “Head of the Year”, celebrated September 9th and 10th this year it is also known as the Jewish new year. It is a celebratory holiday but also a day of deep spiritual meaning. It is a day of reflection of the past year, repentance, forgiveness and renewal for the New Year. The Shofar, the world’s oldest wind instrument – a hollowed out ram’s horn- is blown much like a trumpet during the Rosh Hashana services.

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