PM Modi wishes Israeli counterpart on occasion of Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration that marks the beginning of Jewish High Holy Days each autumn
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid and the Jewish community on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
In a tweet, PM Modi wrote, “Warmest greetings for Rosh Hashanah to my friend Yair Lapid, Israel’s friendly people and the Jewish community all over the world. May the new year bring good health, peace and prosperity to everyone. Shana Tova!”
Rosh Hashanah means ‘head of the year’. It is a two-day celebration that marks the beginning of Jewish High Holy Days each autumn.
The millennia-old holiday is an occasion for reflection and is often marked by prayer, symbolic foods, and the blowing of a traditional horn called a shofar.
Israeli Ambassador to India Naor Gilon also celebrated the Jewish New year with his team in India. In a tweet, he said, “Happy Rosh Hashanah! Continuing the tradition of the RoshHashanah celebration with our @IsraelinIndia team & friends. With the sound of shofar & honey-dipped apples, we welcomed the Newyear.”