The American Human Rights Council (AHRC) extends its best wishes to the Jewish community around the world for the holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This year, Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) holiday starts at sundown on Sunday, October 2, 2016 and ends at nightfall on October 4.  Rosh Hashanah is usually commemorated by dinner with family, reflection, prayer and service at a synagogue.

Rosh Hashanah will be followed by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 and ends in the evening of Wednesday, October 12.  Yom Kippur completes the annual period known in Judaism as the High Holy Days. Both holidays are referred to as the Days of Awe.

 “We send our best greetings to our Jewish brothers and sisters in humanity. We hope that this Jewish New Year brings peace and justice for all,” stated Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director.

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