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A Happy And A Sweet New Year – Rosh Hashanah Wishes

August 27, 2014
apples and honey

Jewish New Year falls on the 25th September 2014 this year.

And what does it mean to the Jewish people?

Well Rosh Hashanah – Jewish New Year – is a time to remember the creation of the world and to reflect on one’s priorities in life. A time to ask God’s forgiveness and to think about how to live life over the forthcoming new year.

Observant Jews will attend synagogue in the morning and then return home to eat a special meal, which will probably include apples dipped in honey – symbolising the sweet new year that hopefully lies ahead.

Jewish New Year Greeting Card

Jewish New Year greetings by Ananya

 

Challah – the bread Jews eat on the Sabbath – is created in braided rounds for Jewish New Year to symbolise the never-ending circle of life.

Challah bread for Rosh Hashanah

Family and friends who have gathered together will wish one another “Shanah Tovah” – Hebrew for “A Happy New Year”.

 

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There is plenty of visual symbolism centred around the Jewish New Year – apples, honey, pomegranates … Pomegranates are often put on the dining table as they contain many seeds – which show all the good deeds that should be carried out over the forthcoming year.

 

pomegranate seating cards

You could use pomegranates as the basis for seating cards …

apple table centrepieces

Think about using apples as table centres instead of flowers. Image via family.net

Jewish new year greetings cards

Just one of the Jewish New Year cards designed by Ananya – you can buy them online to send to friends and family

There are plenty of recipes about for special dishes for Rosh Hashanah. We like the idea of this Walnut Honey Cake and a Tsimmes by Evelyn Rose.

pomegranate drink for Rosh hashanah

Greet your guests with these Pomegranate Coolers …

Or create these Pomegranate Coolers – which contain pomegranates and honey, so many of the flavours of Rosh Hashanah.

It’s always wonderful when the family can get together and celebrate. But if you’re not able to all be together, you can say L’Shanah Tovah to your loved ones with a beautiful greetings card from Ananya. Order your cards online now so you have plenty of time to send them out. You’ll find all our Jewish New Year designs here – the difficulty will be choosing which to buy!

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