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Rosh Hashanah: Joy and Reflection During a Time of Turmoil

The Jewish New Year 5773 arrives at sunset on Sunday.

Beginning Sunday night, Jews across the world will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year 5773, a period of both joy and reflection that arrives at a time of escalating violence in the Middle East.

Long Island rabbinical leaders are vowing that their Rosh Hashanah services will not dwell on an unstable world but, rather, focus on introspection and spiritual growth of the individual.

Local rabbis and Nassau County authorities have also made assurances that special safeguards, including heightened police patrols around synagogues during the High Holidays, will be in place here in Nassau County.

Rosh Hashanah begins the "10 days each year that we devote our full attention to the question: 'how can we be better people in the coming year?'" said Rabbi Steven Conn, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"innovative-educational-programs-at-pjc"} -->, spiritual leader of the  said 

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