Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is a holiday in which worhsippers reflect on their past year and look forward to the year ahead. People are encouraged to step out of their mundane routines to become anew for the coming year. Traditional food includes pomegranate and challah and apples dipped in honey, symoblic for the sweet New Year to come. The shofar is a ram's horn that is blown like a trumpet during the month that leads up to Rosh Hashanah and during Rosh Hashanah services.