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Celebrating Rosh Hashanah With.. Bears? (PHOTOS)

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Syrian brown bears enjoy fruits and vegetables at the Israeli zoo of Ramat Gan, north of the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv, on September 13, 2012 as a traditional treat ahead of the upcoming celebration of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/GettyImages)
Syrian brown bears enjoy fruits and vegetables at the Israeli zoo of Ramat Gan, north of the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv, on September 13, 2012 as a traditional treat ahead of the upcoming celebration of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/GettyImages)

We're all for inclusivity at HuffPost Religion, but this takes pluralism to a whole new level.

While liveblogging our way toward Rosh Hashanah, which begins at sundown on Sunday, we stumbled upon perhaps the strangest Jewish New Year observance this side of Uman, Ukraine.

Bears at the Ramat Gan Safari park outside of Tel Aviv, Israel, were given apples, pomegranates, honey and other sweet fruits on Thursday. Jews traditionally eat apples and honey during this holiday season in hopes that the new year will be sweet.

While the Jewish Press wondered if honey is really healthy for bears, we're curious: Will these animals fast on Yom Kippur?

Rosh Hashanah for Animals
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