At sundown this past Wednesday night, Jews worldwide began their observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. This sacred day ushers in the High Holy Days, which conclude with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, on October 8.
Here a Jewish man from Nigeria sounds the shofar (ram’s horn) at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. A total of 100 notes are sounded on Rosh Hashanah, marking this most sacred of the Jewish holy seasons.
Shana tova (happy New Year), friends!