Synagogue rings in the new year

With the sounding of shofars (ram horns), singing of songs and spiraling purple flag dances, the worshippers at Ahm Yisrael Messianic Synagogue welcomed the Jewish new year last week as part of Yom Teruah.

Yom Teruah, or Rosh Hashanah as it is also called, is believed to be the date that the universe was created in Jewish tradition. The holiday started at sundown Sept. 20 and continued until sundown Sept. 22. This feast kicks off a series of observances known as the High Holidays.

Rabbi Wayne Leland’s wife Joy said this is an important time of year.

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