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What Makes This Year's Rosh Hashanah Different?

Two rabbis, one from America and one from France, tackle this important question.

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Sunday, September 13. This holiday marks the beginning of the year 5776 on the Jewish calendar. The 10-day period between Rosh Hashanah and the holy day of Yom Kippur is a period of deep spiritual introspection for Jews around the world. It's an opportunity to pause, reflect on the events of the past, and think about the year to come.

In an interview with HuffPost Live, two rabbis shared their thoughts about what makes this Rosh Hashanah different from those of past years.

Rabbi Peter Rubinstein, director of Jewish community at the 92Y, and Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur, editor-in-Chief of a French Jewish magazine, approached the question from their own cultural lenses. Rubinstein thought about what Jewish life means for young Jewish Americans on college campuses and in interfaith marriages. Horvilleur spoke about the Jewish response to the Europe migrant crisis -- and how French Jews are recovering from the attacks on a Kosher supermarket earlier this year.

Listen to the HuffPost Live conversation above.

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