Jewish New Year Marked Around the Globe

The blowing of the ram’s horn, or shofar, signaled the commencement of the Jewish New Year this weekend for Jews around the world, many of whom marked the event virtually this year.

Jewish New Year
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The 10-day period encompassing Rosh Hashanah (the New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) is a time for reflection and a facing of one’s deeds over the past 12 months. It is a time as well when one resolves to be better in the coming year—to be kinder and more respectful of one’s loved ones as well as strangers.

STAND stands with the international Jewish community during this special time in which we must pledge, as both individuals and as communities of all nations and creeds, to work together and not separately; to suspect less and understand more; and thus bring the world closer through kindness, generosity and love.