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Jewish people celebrate New Year

September 22, 2006

Albany -- Jewish people worldwide gathered in synogogues tonight to pray in celebration of the Jewish New Year 5757.

Rosh Hashanah marks the creation of the world in the Jewish religion.

At the Temple B'Nai Isreal on Gillionville Road, Jews began a ten-day period in which believers engage in person and communal introspection.

It's also a time to recognize God as sovereign.

"This period of time is a time when Jews gather together in synogogues throughout the country and indeed the world, and we pray for repentence and forgiveness," said Rabbi Dana Evan Kaplan.

The High Holy Days of the Jewish new year will continue for ten days until holiest day of the Jewish Calendar, the Day of Atonement, also known as Yom Kippur.