The Jewish High Holy Days began at sundown on Sunday with the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
Rosh Hashanah begins with the blowing of the shofar in temple and runs for two days. It is a time of family and feasting, featuring foods sweetened with honey, including apples dipped in honey, to symbolize a sweet new year ahead.
The 10-day holiday period culminates with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, with fasting and prayer. This year, Yom Kippur, often referred to as the most solemn day on the Jewish calendar, begins at sundown on Sept. 25.