Chicagoans celebrate Jewish New Year

September 8, 2010 2:29:45 PM PDT
The Jewish holiday 'Rosh Hashanah,' commonly referred to as the Jewish New Year, begins Wednesday night at sunset.

Rosh Hashanah is set aside to focus on repentance and observed as a day of rest.

The Jewish new year of 5771 will be celebrated with festive foods like apples dipped in honey, which symbolizes a sweet new year ahead. It marks the start of a 10-day period of introspection, ending with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.