Maurice Greif celebrated Rosh Hashana at sundown Wednesday.
Rosh Hashana represents the Day of Creation, the Rockwood resident explained.
“It’s a happier occasion,” Greif said. According to the Jewish faith, it’s the day God passes judgment on everyone’s past behaviors in the Book of Life.
“To honor it, the shofar is blown, a trumpet of a ram’s horn, which will blow on judgment day,” he said.
Greif, 87, quietly celebrated the 5,772nd Jewish New Year by reading his prayer book at sundown.