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When is Rosh Hashanah 2022?  What is that?  Can you say happy holidays?


  • Rosh Hashanah, one of the most important Jewish holidays, is approaching.
  • But what is Rosh Hashanah? When does it start?
  • Here’s what you need to know about the holidays.

Rosh Hashanah is approaching and Jews around the world will gather with friends and family to start a sweet new year.

The holiday marks the start of the major Jewish holy days leading up to Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashanah represents the start of the Jewish New Year, translating from Hebrew to mean the “head” of the year. He is commemorated with special prayers, meals, gatherings and more.

“These are times when we come together as a community, when we take time to think about ourselves as individuals, but also to reflect on how we can help others,” the rabbi said. Rob Gleisser, Peter J. Rubinstein Reform Senior Jewish Educator at Penn State Hillel, told USA TODAY. “Think about the ways we want to create a safe community, a welcoming community, a warm community and then be able to enrich the world around us after having those moments of introspection.”

Here’s what you need to know about Rosh Hashanah:

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When is Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Sunday and continues through Tuesday evening.

The New Year celebration is the only Jewish holiday that lasts two days inside and outside of Israel. It is called yoma arichta, translated as “a long day” because the 48-hour celebration can be considered an extended day.


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