Jews celebrate New Year

Fri Sep 06 2013, 17:49 hrs
The Jewish community will enjoy an extended vacation as Thursday's New Year celebration spills over to the Sabbath weekend.  Jews of Mumbai take part in a Tashlich prayer as they celebrate their New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and blow a shofar (ram's horn) while others pray on the shore of the Bhaucha Dhakka or ferry wharf on Thursday. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
The Jewish community will enjoy an extended vacation as Thursday's New Year celebration spills over to the Sabbath weekend.
Jews of Mumbai take part in a Tashlich prayer as they celebrate their New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and blow a shofar (ram's horn) while others pray on the shore of the Bhaucha Dhakka or ferry wharf on Thursday. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
Prayers and feasts will mark Rosh Hashanah or the turn of the calendar.  Jews pray and blow a shofar as they celebrate Rosh Hashanah on Thursday. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
Prayers and feasts will mark Rosh Hashanah or the turn of the calendar.
Jews pray and blow a shofar as they celebrate Rosh Hashanah on Thursday. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
Synagogues in Mumbai and Thane witnessed the blowing of the shofar. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
Synagogues in Mumbai and Thane witnessed the blowing of the shofar. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
This is a time of celebration for the whole world since Adam is believed to have been created on the eve of Rosh Hashannah. It is the day God sits in judgement, so we pray for forgiveness," says community leader Sharon Galsurkar.  Jews blow a shofar as they celebrate Rosh Hashanah on Thursday. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
This is a time of celebration for the whole world since Adam is believed to have been created on the eve of Rosh Hashannah. It is the day God sits in judgement, so we pray for forgiveness," says community leader Sharon Galsurkar.
Jews blow a shofar as they celebrate Rosh Hashanah on Thursday. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
Until Saturday, businesses will be closed as most Jews spend time with family. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
Until Saturday, businesses will be closed as most Jews spend time with family. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
There are around 3,200 Jews in Mumbai.  Rosh Hashanah is the only Jewish celebration that goes on for two days. After the prayer, people go to the seashore to symbolically immerse their sins. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
There are around 3,200 Jews in Mumbai.
Rosh Hashanah is the only Jewish celebration that goes on for two days. After the prayer, people go to the seashore to symbolically immerse their sins. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)

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