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Haifa Celebrates Jewish New Year With Harinama

By: for ISKCON News on Sept. 6, 2013
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Joyful moments in Haifa

On September 5th, Jewish people all over the world celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration, which usually occure early Fall. The day is believed to be the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve,  (or Adam and Lilith), the first man and woman, and their first actions toward the realization of mankind's role in God's  world.

Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding the shofar (a hollowed-out ram's horn) and eating symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey to evoke a "sweet new year". People also like to visit family members and just spend the day by relaxing with their loved ones. 


"Flying" with the Holy Name

On Rosh Hashanah day the beaches were crowded in Haifa, Israel's 3rd largest city. ISKCON devotees led by Indradyumna Swami, adding to the people's  joy, came out with a colorful Harinama to sing and dance with them.

The people of Haifa spontaneously came forward and danced with the  devotees. 


A lot of Prabhupada-books were distributed

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