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Rosh Hashanah marks start of new Jewish year

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A Tashlich ceremony Monday outside Newton City Hall celebrated the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. The event focused on the rededication to making better choices.

Sisters Zoe (left) and Emma Weiss threw bread into the water. Crumbs are cast into water to symbolize the purging of sinful habits.
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Sisters Zoe (left) and Emma Weiss threw bread into the water. Crumbs are cast into water to symbolize the purging of sinful habits.
Rabbi Kieth Stern of Temple Beth Avodah in Newton addressed celebrants during the ceremony.
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Rabbi Kieth Stern of Temple Beth Avodah in Newton addressed celebrants during the ceremony.
Celebrants threw bread into the water.
Lane Turner/Globe Staff
Celebrants threw bread into the water.