A Rosh Hashanah musical parody that never gets old

by Chaya Cikk

This is a wonderful Rosh Hashanah musical that will make you dance during your preparation for the New Year. Who doesn’t love a good song and dance? This is by a band called the Fountainheads, who is absolutely brilliant.

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish festival of the New Year. It is a two-day festival where there are many different customs and laws we follow. One of the main ones is dipping the apple in the honey. We use honey for a sweet new year. One of the other foods many have the custom to eat is a Pomegranate, many use this as the new fruit on the second day of the New Year. I’ve never counted many say the Pomegranate has 613 seeds in it. The same number as the commandments God gave in the Bible.

Furthermore, there is the Fishhead, many have the custom to eat. Why the head? As we wish to be at the head or the top. We should continue to thrive and be successful or at the top. There are many fun food customs people have for the New Year. For example, need a raise in salary so have some raisins and celery. Get it?

Additionally, in the Synagogue service, we blow the Shofar, the Ram’s horn. This is a reminder that the Days of Repentance are coming followed by the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. We need to wake up and ask for forgiveness. Not only from our friends and family but also from God, for the sins, we may have done.

Finally, this is a New Year, a chance to turn over a new leaf. A chance for a fresh start, a new beginning. So ask a person you have wronged for forgiveness. Try and be nicer to a person you don’t get along with. A new year is a new you.

Wishing all of you a Happy Sweet New Year, a Shana Tova U’mtuka!

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