A few facts about the Jewish New Year
Rosh HaShana literally means the Head of the Year.
It occurs on the two first days of the Jewish month Elul (usually falls in September/October on the secular year)
The essential mitzvah (commandment) is to hear the sounding of the shofar (made of hollowed out ram’s horn)
During the festive holiday meal a round bread loaf which symbolize the cycle of time is served.