For the first time in 33 years, calendars used by Jews and Muslims have coincided to mark the beginning of holy seasons Rosh Hashanah and Ramadan within hours of one another.
Rosh Hashanah, which began at sundown Monday, marks the beginning of not only Tishri, the seventh calendar month, but the new year (5766) and beginning of the 10-day High Holy Days, a time for celebration as well as the atonement of sins. The holiday will continue until sundown on Wednesday.
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