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MASON CITY, Iowa – Tonight marks the start of the holy year for Jewish people around the world.
Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of a 10-day period of time where Jews from around the world seek forgiveness from people and from God.
Wednesday night, folks will gather in Adas Israel Synagogue in Mason City to attend a service.
“It’s the beginning of the spiritual year; it’s commemoration of when the laws were given to the Jewish people in the Sinai,” says Alan Steckman.
Steckman is the president of a congregation; he explains what the day means to Jewish people.
“In the 10-days you’re to reflect on your life sins you’ve committed and you’re to develop a repentance and forgiveness,” adds Steckman.
He says anyone who wishes to come to the service tonight is welcome, that begins at 7:30.