President Yaroslav Mar extended his heartfelt greetings and best wishes on behalf of the Federal Republic of Lostisland to the Jewish community of Lostisland and the global community as they come together to celebrate the sacred festival of Rosh Hashanah, marking the Jewish New Year.
Rosh Hashanah, known as the “Head of the Year” in Hebrew, is a significant holiday in the Jewish calendar. It signifies a time of reflection, renewal, and spiritual growth for Jewish people around the world. In his message, President Mar emphasized the importance of unity and the shared values that bring people together during this special time.
“Rosh Hashanah is a time of joy, reflection, and renewal for the Jewish community worldwide. I extend my warmest wishes to our Jewish friends across the globe. This celebration is a reminder of the enduring values of faith, family, and community. May this New Year bring us all peace, prosperity, and happiness. May this Rosh Hashanah be a time of introspection, growth, and unity for all. As we move forward together, let us work hand in hand to build a better, more inclusive world for future generations.”
Traditionally, Rosh Hashanah includes the symbolic consumption of apples and honey, signifying the hope for a sweet and fruitful year ahead. President Mar acknowledged this tradition, stating, “As we dip apples in honey, may the sweetness of this moment be a reflection of the sweet days and joyous experiences that the New Year holds for all.”
Rosh Hashanah typically includes festive meals, the sounding of the shofar (a ram’s horn), and communal prayers. It is a time when Jewish families come together to reflect on the past year, seek forgiveness, and set goals for the future. The holiday spans two days and culminates with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.