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Judaism in Year 3

In year 3 with Miss Hamilton, we learned about Rosh Hashanah, the New Year of the Jewish Calendar. It ends with Yom Kippur also known as the Day of Atonement. For the Jewish people, Rosh Hashanah is a time to look back over the past year. They believe that God gave human beings free will to choose between good and evil and that God will forgive anyone who is really sorry. Saying ‘sorry’ in Hebrew means returning – that is, returning to God. The word ‘sorry’ in Hebrew is ‘Teshuvah’ which means ‘returning’. It is a time to put right any wrong committed against other people and to express sorrow for sins. When people meet each other they say, ‘May you be inscribed for a good year.’