Judaism 101

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What is Rosh Hashanah?

A basic explanation for everyone

A basic primer on what Rosh Hashanah is, for everyone. This video explains what the holiday is about, how different communities celebrate it, what the special foods and traditions are, and the spiritual connection. A great intro for Jews and non-Jews alike – share with your curious coworker or family member.

Written by Rabbi Mark Melamut of Congregation B’nai Emunah in San Francisco, and shared by the irrepressible Jason Mesches, actor, musician and nice Jewish boy.

Shana tova! Happy New Year! Have a beautiful, inspiring Rosh Hashana!

This project was made possible with generous support from The Koret Foundation, as part of its Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood.

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