Sound the shofar! Wednesday evening begins the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah! The holiday lasts for two days, during which no work is to be done. Rather, observers attend synagogue where the shofar, or ram's horn, is blown—a symbolic awakening to all who hear it to alert them to the coming judgment. Rosh Hashanah begins a time of introspection, looking back at the mistakes of the past year and resolving to make changes in the new year ahead. To celebrate, auspicious foods like apples dipped in honey, sweet cakes and challah bread are eaten (my favorite part of the tradition). Here's to wishing you all a sweet and prosperous New Year! L'Shanah Tovah!