Jewish New Year celebrated with apples and honey in synagogues around Redbridge

Juicy apples and delicious honey were eaten around the borough yesterday to mark Jewish New Year.

The New Year, known as Rosh Hashanah, was marked with special services together with the tradition of eating autumnal treats.

Rabbi David Hulbert of Bet Tikvah Synagogue, Perrymans Farm Road, Newbury Park, said the new year was a time of reflection as well as making resolutions.

Rabbi Hulbert said: “It’s a very serious festival and we to make resolutions which we hope to keep and not to break. It’s self-examination and a chance to step away from the distractions of the world and look at how other people see us and how God sees us.”

The 10 day festival kicked off with families eating apples and honey, a custom which signifies a sweet new year.

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