choose one major festival that you like write about it.

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For this assignment (approx 600-700 words), choose either one of the major festivals (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Pesach or Shavuot) or the traditional observance of dietary restrictions (kashrut) and explain in your own words how and why traditional Jews keep the mitzvot (commands) associated with this observance. Your essay should include the historical/biblical background for this observance, the main requirements for fulfilling the observance and, importantly, the overall purposes or benefits associated with observing this sacred practice. Conclude with some critical reflections about how Jewish practices are related to central beliefs about God and one's relationship with God.

Be clear about which holiday/observance you are discussing and remain focused on whichever one you choose.

Use at least one reliable source in addition to the IWR textbook and document your source(s) by using the APA format (cite the author and page number or website address in parentheses at the end of a sentence or paragraph and then provide full documentation of the source at the end of the essay).

The text book name is INVITATION TO WORLD RELIGIONS second edition

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School: Boston College




Rosh Hashanah



Rosh Hashanah is a major festival in the Jewish calendar that occurs in Tishrei and runs for
two days. It is regarded as a holy day by the Jewish people. The major festival occurs during the
month of September or October. The Rosh Hashanah festival finds its origins from the Bible. It
has been well mentioned in the Old Testament, in the 23rd chapter of the book of Leviticus (2425 verses). Paraphrasing these verses, the book talks about observing rest as well as a memorial
for a day with holiness shown through the shofar being blown and with it having to be observed
on the first day of the month of the seventh year (Brodd, 2016).The Jewish people celebrated
four new years back in the day. One of the new years had to do w...

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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