Jewish New Year: Rosh Hashanah (view video)
September 16, 2012
Today, during the evening celebrations for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah (beginning of year), begin and ends on September 18.
Jewish spiritual New Year is for the year 5773 of the Hebrew calendar.
Also known as the Day of the sounding of the shofar as Judgment Day because on that day God judges men, opening three books: one with the bad guys (who are inscribed and sealed for death), another with the good (who are inscribed and sealed for life), and the third, for those who will be judged on Yom Kippur.