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Rabbis Explain What Makes This Year's Rosh Hashanah Different

Rosh Hashanah -- the Jewish New Year -- falls on a different day every year in America since it is based off of dates in the Hebrew calendar, and this year, the Hebrew calendar is going into the year 5776. More specifically, the holiday begins on the first day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei, which is the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, which falls during September or October.

The holiday is considered to be one of Judaism's holiest holidays, and directly translated, Rosh Hashanah, means "head of the year" or "first of the year."

Technically, Rosh Hashanah is meant to commemorate the world's creation, marking the beginning of what is known as the Days of Awe. The Days of Awe is a 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday, also known as the Day of Atonement.

A ram's horn -- which is known as a shofar -- is blown as a wake-up call and a cry to repent, also reminding the Jewish people about the importance of God. in terms of celebration, Jews traditionally eat apples dipped in honey on the holiday, signifying their hope that the new year will be sweet.

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Jewish troops of the U.S. 5th army attended Rosh Hashanah, or new year services, held within sight and sound of an artillery barrage were laying against the line on Italy on Sept. 26, 1944. Captain Israel J. Kazis, formerly of Temple Israel, Wilkes Barre, Pa., is seen conducting. Members of the choir, wearing their prayer shawls, are grouped around Capt. Kazis. On the table serving as altar is the Torah. Steel helmets are worn by those at the services. They are more practical than prayer caps. (AP Photo/Sam Goldstein)
A Jewish man holds a prayer shawl over his head before praying in a Rosh Hashanah ceremony at Yeshivah University, New York. (Photo by Barry/Getty Images)
CANADA - SEPTEMBER 29: 90;000 Metro jews celebrate a new year; Standing in front of Holy Ark curtain; Rabbi Jacob Mendel Kirshenblatt; cantor of Beth Sholom Synagogue; sounds the traditional ram's horn shofar as he explains to a group of children from the synagogue's religious school the rites of Rosh Hashanah; the Jewish New Year. This year 5;731 on the Hebrew calendar will be greeted at sunset today when most of Metro's 90;000 Jews will gather in synagogues. (Photo by Bob Olsen/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
ME.Holiday#3.0925.CW Mitch Chupack paced with his daughter Marissa Chupack, 6 months, to help keep her quiet during Kol TÕrua, a service for the sounding of the Shofar with music, on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, at the University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset. (Photo by Clarence Williams/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Harvey Tattelbaum, senior rabbi of Temple Shaaray Tefila, second left, sounds a shofar as he is flanked by cantor Bruce Ruben, left, and assistant rabbi Melinda Panken on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997, for a celebration of Rosh Hashanah. Members of the congregation observed the ancient rituals of the Tashlich service with the blowing of the shofar and symbolically casting bread into the waters (of the East River), signifying the ``casting away'' of wrongdoing. Man at right is unidentified. (AP Photo/Emile Wamsteker)
Maurice Levin, far right, sounds the ?Shofar,? or ram?s horn, to signal the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year, during a morning service at the University Synagogue in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997. At far left in the photo is Cantor Jay Frailich and at center is Rabbi Allen Freehling. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Shmuel Munkes, right, a native of Brussels, Belgium, and Pinchus Raizus, of London, recite a series of psalms from the book of Michah, as part of a Tashlich ceremony at Prospect Lake in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003. The Tashlich ritual, which is part of the Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah, consists of going to a river or lake and "casting away" your sins symbolically in the form of bread. (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek)
Rabbi Eliyahu Schusterman of Atlanta's Chabad Intown, blows a shofar at the congregation's small Jewish temple in Atlanta Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005. Schusterman has rented out an Atlanta hotel to offer free services to worshippers beginning Oct. 3 for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. Faced with declining memberships, some synagogues are charging hundreds of dollars for tickets to attend Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, dubbed the High Holy Holidays because they are the most sacred in the Jewish calendar. (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)
A Jewish woman lifts her child as he touches the wall at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City, Wednesday, Sept 12, 2007. The two-day festival of Rosh Hashanah that marks the beginning of the Jewish new year will start at sunset Wednesday. Thousands of Jews are expected to visit the holy sites in the Old City during the holiday period. (AP Photo/Marta Ramoneda)
Indian Jewish women pray at the 'Hekhal', an ornamental closet which contains each synagogue's Torah scrolls, after a prayer ceremony to mark Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year at the Magen Hassidin Synagogue in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007. The two-day festival of Rosh Hashanah that marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year began Wednesday at sunset. Judaism was one of the earliest religions to arrive in India and about 6,000 Jews still remain, most of them in Mumbai and nearby Thane. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh)
An Indian Jew blows a 'Shofar', a musical instrument used in Jewish religious ceremonies made from the horn of a Ram during the 'Tashlikh' ceremony during Rosh Hashanah, the two-day Jewish New Year that began Wednesday at sunset, at a dockyard in Mumbai, India, Thursday, September 13, 2007. The 'Tashlikh' ceremony is a long-standing Jewish practice performed on the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, where the previous year's sins are symbolically cast off by throwing pieces of bread, or a similar food item, into a large, natural body of flowing water. Judaism was one of the earliest religions to arrive in India and about 6,000 Jews still remain, most of them in Mumbai and nearby Thane. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh)
Ultra-Orthodox Jews pray as they performing Tasklikh, a Rosh Hashanah ritual for casting sins upon the waters, in front of the Mediterranean Sea Thursday 13 Sept. 2007. Tasklikh is when Jews symbolically throw their sins into moving water during the New Year holiday of Rosh Hashana. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Members of the Romanian Jewish community attend the New Year religious service at the Great Synagogue in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Sept. 18, 2009. The Jewish New Year holiday, Rosh Hashanah, starts at sundown Friday. Only about 6,000 Jews live in Romania at present according to official statistics.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
A Syrian Brown bear licks honey off a fruit at the Ramat Gan Safari park outside Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. One of the customs during the upcoming holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, that starts Sunday, is to eat apples dipped in honey, symbolizing the hope that the next year will be sweet. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Worshipers touch a Torah held by Rabbi Frank, left, as he walks through the crowd during Rosh Hashana services, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Jews all over the world ushered in the year 5775 as they celebrated the Jewish New Year on at sundown Wednesday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
SF.Rosh.4.0921.RD –– Reseda, CA –– Detail of a hand following the text during Rosh Hashanah service in the synagogue at the Jewish Home for the Aging – Eisenberg Village, Monday. Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year and Ten Days of Penitence. (Photo by Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 4: Hasidic Jews pray while celebrating Rosh Hashanah next to the East River during a traditional Tashlich ceremony October 4, 2005 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Jews traditionally go to a flowing body of water and symbolically 'throw away' their sins by praying and tossing bread crumbs into the water. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - SEPTEMBER 18: Zebulon Simantov reads his old tatered hebrew prayer book as he celebrates the Jewish New Year feast of Rosh Hashanah September 18, 2009 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Zebulon, 57, claims to be the last Jew living in the war-torn conservative Muslim country and says he keeps a Kosher home. The Jewish New Year, or Rosh Hashanah, coincides this year with Eid al-Fitr, a Muslim feast marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Born in northwestern Herat, Simantov attended Hebrew school before moving to Kabul at age 27. In 1992, he fled to Tajikistan, fleeing from Afghanistan's growing violence, married a Tajik Jew and had two daughters. The family immigrated in 1998 to Israel, but he returned to Kabul two months later, leaving them behind. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 20: Ultra-Orthodox Jews recite the Tashlich prayer by the Mediterranean Sea at sunset of the second day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, on September 20, 2009 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Tashlich, which means 'to cast away', is the practice by which Jews go to a flowing body of water and symbolically 'throw away' their sins during the days of repentance between Rosh Hashanah and the upcoming day of atonement, or Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)
CUMBERLAND, MD - SEPTEMBER 22: B'er Chayim Temple congregation members Doug Schwab, left, his wife Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab, center, and Albert Feldstein, right, place breast plates on Torahs in the basement of the B'er Chayim Temple on September 22, 2014 in Cumberland, MD. With a dwindling Jewish community in rural Cumberland, Maryland, congregation members try to continue traditions as they prepare for the Rosh Hashanah holiday at the oldest continuously operating synagogue in Maryland. The congregation was established in 1853. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
PORTLAND, ME - SEPTEMBER 24: Rabbi Moshe Wilansky of Chabad of Maine blows the shofar, or ram's horn, before the start of a Rosh Hashanah service at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland on Wednesday, September 23, 2014. Rabbi Wilansky says that the blowing of the shofar is to awaken people and encourage them to become closer to God during Rosh Hashanah, which is the start of the Jewish high holidays. (Photo by Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls delivers a speech at the Nazareth synagogue, as part of the presentation of the French State greetings to the French Jewish central Consistory and the Jewish community, on September 8, 2015 in Paris, ahead of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, that falls on September 14 and 15. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
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