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If you’re wondering how you can wish someone a happy Rosh Hashanah, ” Shanah tovah” is an appropriate greeting for Rosh Hashanah. The central observance of Rosh Hashanah is hearing the sounding of the shofar,the ram’s horn. It is a mitzvah to hear the shofar on both mornings of the holiday (unless if the first day is Shabbat, in which case we only blow the shofar on the second day). The first 30 blasts of the shofar are blown following the Torah-reading during morning services, and as many as 70 are then blown during (and immediately after) the service.
As with every major Jewish holiday, women and girls light candles on each evening of Rosh Hashanah and recite the appropriate blessings. On the second night (or if lighting after nightfall on the first night). It is told that you should think about a new fruit that you will be eating (or garment that you are wearing) while you say the blessing.