Andrea Levitan and her two children — Riley, 11, and Elia, 8 — have new year’s plans Sunday evening with about 20 members of their extended family and friends in their Overland Park home.Sundown marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, commonly referred to as the Jewish new year. Rosh Hashanah is the first of 10 days set aside for reflection that culminate in the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur.Q: What does Rosh Hashanah mean to you?A: Rosh Hashanah literally means “head of the year,” and it is a time of both reflection of the past year and anticipation of the new one.The 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur, are known as the Days of Awe. During these days, we are called to seek the forgiveness of people we have wronged during the past year. It’s the opportunity to reflect upon the previous year and about “teshuva” or returning to the right path. But the best time for dealing with transgressions against another is shortly after an incident — you don’t have to wait for this time of year.
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