How will the Jewish New Year be celebrated in Israel?
Rosh Hashanah, which is the Jewish New Year in Israel, is one of the most special and significant moments of the year. This celebration usually falls during September or early October.
Companies throughout Israel will be closed the two days of the celebration, so take this into account. In 2019, Rosh Hashanah will begin at dusk on September 29 and end at dusk on October 1.
This year marks the arrival of the year 5780.
Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said: “This is the third consecutive year with a record for inbound tourism, we are seeing an increase of 18% and 4.6 million tourists are expected to arrive in Israel at the end of the Hebrew year.These impressive increases are the direct result of the hard work and the revolutionary changes made by the Ministry of Tourism, with emphasis on the expansion of accommodation options in the country and the reduction of the cost of holidays in Israel. This year, too, the tourism industry continues to establish itself as a significant contributor to both the economy and employment. I wish you all a Happy New Year and continuous significant achievements in tourism! ”
The director general of the Ministry of Tourism, Amir Halevi, committed: “We are finishing another Hebrew year with unprecedented tourism for Israel. The Ministry of Tourism will continue to promote various tourism products and brands, in order to increase supply and continue the upward trend in inbound tourism. The momentum in the tourism industry creates opportunities and we are happy with the growing trend of a number of entrepreneurs who see tourism as an engine of economic growth and invest in Israel. Happy new year to all”.
One of the best ways to experience the Jewish New Year holiday is by visiting a synagogue to hear the prayers. The Jews attend rather long synagogue services and recite special prayers and liturgical songs written over the centuries.
The sound of shofar (ram’s horn) is an iconic symbol of Rosh Hashanah.
Since, 100 (or 101) shofar explosions are heard in the synagogue to symbolize God’s sovereignty over the world and remind Jews of the delivery of the commandments on Mount Sinai and of Abraham and Isaac’s devotion to God.
In Jerusalem there are several routes , which leave every day and operate during the holidays.