Jewish New Year falls on 9/11 anniversary 

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year will begin at sundown on Sunday, September 9, 2018 and ends on sundown on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. This is the first time that the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Rosh Hashanah have coincided.

In response, several local rabbis are calling for a return to unity similar to that shown around the US after the attacks, writes Bart Jones for Newsday. These rabbis will incorporate prayers for September 11th victims into their services.

“We all remember well the tragedy of that day, the horror of that day,” Rabbi Charles Klein of Merrick Jewish Centre told the press. “What we also remember is what happened to Americans in the aftermath of 9/11. There was this extraordinary explosion of kindness, of camaraderie, of breaking down the lines and the walls that divided us. Now, 17 years later, look at what has happened, what we’ve lost that sense of unity, the understanding that more unites us than divides us…. So much of that has not just evaporated, but it has literally just disappeared. And America is really suffering because of the absence of that spirit.”

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