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The which involves reciting prayers near naturally flowing water and “throwing sins away” (for example, in the form of bread pieces).
Some people of Jewish faith may take the day off work or organize time off during this time of the year, to observe the belief that no work is permitted on Rosh Hashanah.
Rosh Hashana differs to the New Year in the Gregorian calendar (January 1) in that Rosh Hashana is a time when God reviews and judges a person's deeds in the past year, according to Jewish belief.
It is also a time to look ahead with hope, and for personal growth and reflection.
For religious purposes, it begins on the first day of Nisan.
The celebrations begin after the evening prayer, when family and friends join in to reflect on the past and make a fresh start for the New Year.
The bread, pomegranates, and apples dipped in honey, and carrot stew are popular dishes during Rosh Hashana.
Many Jewish Australians celebrate Rosh Hashana (or Rosh Hashanah), which is also known as the Jewish New Year.
Rosh Hashana starts on the first day of Tishrei (or Tishri), which is the seventh month in the Jewish calendar, and may last for two days.