Rosh Hashanah –  the Jewish New Year, is celebrated in the fall and is the head of the year considered to be the most important holidays for Jewish people. Across the planet Jewish heritage celebrate Rosh Hashanah . They gather in synagogues to celebration of the birth of Adam and Khavah (Eve) the beginning, which traditions teach were the Father & Mother of each of us.

The celebration of Rosh Hashanah is widely known for many sweet foods, like honey cakes and apples dipped in honey. Jews do that in hopes that it’ll bring a “Sweet Year”. Other symbolic foods that are often found on Rosh Hashanah are pomegranates, carrots and a fish head.

A. Fish Head symbolizes to be on the top rather than the bottom.

B. Pomegranates symbolize plenty, thanks to the incredible amount of seeds that are found inside.

C. Carrots symbolize two different things:

Jewish Traditions:

1. Ashkenazi Jews, carrots symbolize the Jewish word “merren”. Merren, means more or plenty. For the New Year , Jews eat carrots in hopes of great things which will be found in life: more homey-promograntehealth, more happiness, and more success.

2. Sephardic Jews, carrots symbolize the phrase “Yikaretu Oyveychem” which suggests “may your enemies be cut down”. These Jews wish that those that aren’t friendly towards them don’t succeed and obtain their goals.

D. Challot, which is formed combining both honey and raisins, to make a sweet treat on Rosh Hashanah. Again, it symbolizes a cheerful and sweet year. Decorations on the Challot, such as birds especially Doves a symbolizes Peace.

Rosh Hashanah –  the Jewish New Year Youtube fun crafts for the kids: 5 Rosh Hashana Crafts – Crafts for Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – יצירות לראש השנה

Rosh Hashanah lasts for 2 days, beginning on the primary day of Tishrei. It’s also starts the ten days of atonement called Yamim Noraim, which ends on Yom Kippur . Jews believe that on Rosh Hashanah , mankind is judged. However, the judgment at that point are often changed. Within the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur , Jews can reflect, repent, prepare for the day of atonement, which may change and prepare the New Year ahead. Only after the days Yom Kippur, the day of fasting (May you day be easy) has ended, has the judgment been finalized.

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From our family to yours, wishing you all the best in each hopeful endeavor you take on!

L'Shana Tovah
Happy New Year

 

 

L’Shana Tovah,

Daniel

 

 

 

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