Shana Tova, or Good New Year: Rosh Hashanah marks the start of a 10-day period of reflection and atonement for members of the Jewish faith, but non-Jews can find similar value in taking time out to assess the previous year.
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L'Shanah Tovah! (Or, if you wish: "Have a good new year!")
Sunset tonight (Sep. 4) marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, a two-day celebration of the Jewish new year marked by the sounding of a shofar (an instrument made from a hollow ram's horn) and eating foods such as apples dipped in honey to conjure up the hoped-for sweetness of the new year.
Although not all of us are Jewish, there's universal insight to be gained from Rosh Hashanah, and it can kick off some seriously interesting and worthwhile conversations with kids should you choose to broach the subject.