Sunday, September 7, 2008

Rosh HaShanah - Muted Celebration


We launder clothing and take haircuts on the day before Rosh haShanah, to demonstrate our faith in receiving a verdict worth celebrating. However, it is traditional not to wear one's absolute finest clothing for Rosh haShanah, lest one appear (and feel) overconfident.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 581:4; Mishneh Berurah 581:25)

Have a great day,

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