Message from Israeli-born Malawian MP David Bisnowaty
On October 2, at sundown, the celebrations for the Jewish New Year, the first of the High Holy Days will begin. Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration, which begins on the first day of Tishrei, the first month of the civil year, and the seventh month of the ecclesiastical year in the Hebrew calendar.
This day is believed to be the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, and their first actions toward the realization of humanity's role in God's world. Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding the shofar (a hollowed-out ram's horn) and eating symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey to evoke a "sweet new year."
To all my dear fellow Malawians,
Have a Happy New Year!
May this New Year be filled with health and happiness. When you look into your heart as the New Year starts, may you discover a new sense of possibility, a new belief in the gifts you have to share, and a renewed commitment to your faith and your dreams. Happy Rosh Hashanah!”