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Do Reform Jews celebrate two days of Rosh HaShanah?

Rosh Hashanah Greeting Cards

Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the High Holy Days, as well as the Jewish New Year.  Rosh Hashanah, meaning “head of the year,” typically occurs in September or October and its advent on the first day of the seventh month of Tishri is determined by the lunar calendar.  This year, 5775, Rosh

Abby S. Schwartz

Director, Skirball Museum, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati

Aaron D. Panken, Rabbi, Ph.D.

President; Assistant Professor of Rabbinic and Second Temple Literature, HUC-JIR/New York