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The meaning of Rosh Hashanah is to “awaken the listeners from their slumber (by blowing the shofar) and to alert them of the upcoming day of atonement and judgement.” It also commemorates the creation of the world.
It’s celebrated with prayers, greetings and symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey (symbolic of wishing a sweet new year), dates, black-eyed peas, leeks, spinach, gourds, beets, gefilte fish, pomegranates, and challah bread.