Thursday, September 22, 2022

Get Out! And Have a Blast on Sunday to Welcome the Jewish New Year

 by Peggy Robin

Sunday, September 25 at sundown is the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year....but you don't have to be Jewish to get in on the New Year's celebration. All are invited to blow a horn and make some celebratory noise to welcome the start of the New Year.

Jewish custom is to blow on a curled ram's horn called a shofar - although a plastic version is a little easier to come by, not to mention a tiny fraction of the cost of a real one. Even without any sort of horn to toot, you can make noise with pots and pans, clackers, or just by cheering.

This year (it's 5783), as in some past years, there's an organized, communal New Year's Nosie-Making called The Blast. It's happening on Sunday, September 25 at 4 pm. Wherever you are at that time and date, go outside and blow a horn or do whatever you feel like doing to make some noise to welcome in the new year.

If you plan to participate in the communal noise-making, post a pin for your location on the map at www.theblastdc.comOr just take a look at the map to see how many of your neighbors are joining in The Blast.

Happy New Year!
The Get Out event of the week is posted on the Cleveland Park Listserv and All Life Is Local on Thursday.

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