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What Is Rosh Hashana? A Look At The Jewish New Year's Meaning And Rituals

A Jewish man tests the sound of a shofar, a religious musical instrument made from a ram horn, before buying it at a Shofarot factory in Tel Aviv on Sept. 25, 2016, ahead of the Jewish New Year. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)
A Jewish man tests the sound of a shofar, a religious musical instrument made from a ram horn, before buying it at a Shofarot factory in Tel Aviv on Sept. 25, 2016, ahead of the Jewish New Year. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

As the sun set Wednesday night, Jews around the world began observing Rosh Hashana.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Rabbi Jeremy Fine of the Temple of Aaron in St. Paul, Minnesota, about the Jewish New Year’s meaning and rituals.

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