What is celebrated on Rosh Hashanah?

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Rosh Hashanah technically means New Year and is celebrated on the first day of the High Holy Days.  Similar to the New Years Eve that many you may be familiar with, the Jewish New Year is also a time for introspection as they look back on the past mistakes of the year in order to make changes for the new year. This is an important day in the Jewish religion as it is the day of judgement when all those who live in the world must pass judgement in front of their creator.  The names of the righteous are inscribed in the book of life while the evil have their names taken out.

No work is allowed on Rosh Hashanah, for the day is to be spent in the synagogue

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