Rosh Hashanah is the arrival of New Year in Israel and this year the Rosh Hashanah or Jewish New Year falls on 22nd September. So the Jew community will be celebrating the Rosh Hashanah worldwide with full glory and merry.
When does Jewish New Year 2017 start and end and how do Jews celebrate this festival
Rosh Hashanah is a kind of famous carnival among the Jews in Israel is 2 days celebration and the celebration is packed with some special foods and traditions.
Jews make sure to make this festival Rosh Hashanah special one as this is the most important dates in the Jewish calendar
Rosh Hashanah, also known as Jewish New Year, has been started with the bang on 20th September with the sundown on the last Wednesday.
What is Rosh Hashanah?
Rosh Hashanah translates as “the head of the year” in Hebrew, Jews observe this festival at the end of one year with believes that a New Year is starting now.
It is believed of the Jews that the Rosh Hashanah is the day when the God created Adam and Eve, and serves as a time to celebrate and rejoices the creation of the universe.
The festival is the time when family and friends spent their time with each other which marks the celebrations of Rosh Hashanah.
Rosh Hashanah is also the right time for reflection and begins 10 days of regret for sins committed in the previous year.
At the conclusion of the 10 days is Yom Kippur, which is the Day of penitence.
This day is regarded as the holiest day in the Jewish calendar and is usually spent in prayer and fasting.
When does Rosh Hashanah begin?
Take your honey and hollowed-out ram horn in order to stay ready for the Jewish celebration which will be taking place finally on 22nd September, since the celebration was started from 201st September.
Instead of characteristic New Year celebrations in the UK lasting for one night and day, it carries on for more until nightfall on September 22.
On the previous year, it was held on October 2 and the date changes each year.
How is Rosh Hashanah celebrated?
Most of the two days are spent at the synagogue or feasting which the family shares with each other.
Customs of the celebrations are like, sounding a hollowed-out ram’s horn known as a shofar after readings from the Torah, the religious text of Jewish.
Approximately, 100 blasts can frequently be heard during the New Year at the synagogue and it symbolizes a call for repentance.
Jews will be taking the symbolic foods such as apples or cakes dipped in honey, which is supposed to stand for having a “sweet new year.”
Fish heads are also served and eaten, which symbolize the head of the year, and pomegranates, which are said to have 613 seeds, similar to the 613 commandments in the Jewish holy teaching.
Candles are lit in the evening in order to seek blessings which also recited.
Here are a number of quotes, messages, greetings which you can share with your friends and family.
Seven quotes to read on this Rosh Hashanah
1) ‘May it be Your will, Lord our God and God of our ancestors, that you renew for us a good and sweet year’ – Hebraic Berakhah
2) ‘We meet today to thank Thee for the era done, and Thee for the opening one’ – John Greenleaf Whittier
3) ‘The key to understanding the themes of Rosh Hashanah is the date. The Day of Judgment for the world was not chosen arbitrarily but is specifically on this date — not because it is the first day of the year, but because it is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve.’ – South Africa’s Chief Rabbi, Dr. Warren Goldstein
4) ‘For many Jews, Rosh Hashanah and Teshuvah are annual reminders of the possibility to renew relationships with God and with each other.’ – Rebecca Missel
5) ‘Rosh Hashanah isn’t just about being new, it’s about a change.”’ – Max Levis
6) ‘Rosh Hashana is steeped in ritual. We eat the head of a sheep or fish as a symbol of leadership and ascendency. We dip our challah and apple in honey in the hope of a sweet year.”’ – Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann
7) ‘On one hand, we know that Rosh Hashanah is the Day of Judgment. The scales are poised. Each person is judged according to his deeds (or lack of them).’ – Binyomin Adilman
Happy New Year in Hebrew
The customary way to wish someone a Happy New Year in Hebrew is by saying ‘Shana Tova’.
In Hebrew, this means ‘a good year’.
Some people also recite Shanah Tovah Umetukah, means they want to say ‘a good and sweet year’ too.
10 messages to share with loved ones
1) A wish for the New Year and always. Shalom!
2) On Rosh Hashanah wishing you peace, happiness, good luck God’s blessing and success. L’shanah Tovah! Happy Rosh Hashanah!
3) At the New Year, with special thoughts of you, and a wish that the year ahead will be filled with peace, happiness, and good health.
4) Wishing you good health, happiness, peace, and prosperity. Today and all through the year! L’shanah Tovah!
5) On Rosh Hashanah, it is written… On Yom Kippur, it is sealed. May it be written and may it be sealed that you have a new year that brings fulfillment and happiness, peace and prosperity – all of the life’s very best things. Have a Happy, Healthy New Year!
6) May this New Year be filled with health and happiness, and sweet moments for you and your family. L’shanah Tovah!
7) May this New Year be sweet, healthy and happy. L’shanah Tovah! Happy Rosh Hashanah!
8) May your home light up with joy. Happy Rosh Hashanah!
9) When you look into your heart as the New Year starts, may you discover a new sense of possibility, a new belief in the gifts you have to share, and a renewed commitment to your faith and your dreams! Happy Rosh Hashanah!
10) A day of joy, a time of hope, a year of happiness. Wishing you peace at Rosh Hashanah and always.
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