On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished Israeli Prime Minister Modi to greet Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid and the Jewish community on the occasion of the Jewish New Year- Rosh Hashanah.
He tweeted from his official tweeter handle, “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.”
Rosh Hashanah means ‘heads of the year’ which is a two-day celebration that marks every autumn the beginning of Jewish Holy Days. 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. Aside from the Jewish New Year, this holiday commemorates the creation of the universe and the beginning of the Days of Awe, a period of repentance culminating in Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.
During the Jewish New Year, the Israeli ambassador to India Nair Gilon celebrated with his team in India. He tweeted, “Happy Rosh Hashanah! Continuing the tradition of the Rosh Hashanah celebration with our @IsaeliIndia team and friends. With the sound of shofar & honey-dipped apples, we welcome the New Year.”