History of Rosh Hashanah: Tonight

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Some scholars have suggested that the Jews marked the beginning of the year at this time after the period of their Babylonian Captivity, in following with the Babylonian custom. Tradition recons this day to mark the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve. It marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days or the Yamim Noraim, the “Days of Awe” when God is said to begin examining the record of each person’s actions during the preceding year. Mishneh Torah, Laws of Repentance 3:4 refers to the shofar blasts as a “wake up call” where Jews are beckoned:

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