שנה טובה ומתוקה - Shanah Tovah! Happy new year to those who celebrate!
Being in Israel during Rosh Hashanah! September 29 - October 1, 2019
Rosh Hashanah in Israel is one of the most special and meaningful times of the year –
Rosh Hashanah is a two-day holiday which celebrates the start of the new year according to the Jewish calendar.
The blowing of the shofar (ram’s horn) is an iconic symbol of Rosh Hashanah – 100 (or 101) shofar blasts are sounded in the synagogue to symbolize God’s sovereignty over the world and remind Jews of the giving of the commandments on Mt. Sinai and of Abraham and Isaac’s devotion to God. They arouse people to repentance and to herald the Day of Judgment and the coming of the Messiah.
Symbols of Rosh Hashanah in Israel
Other symbols of Rosh Hashanah include apples and honey which are customarily eaten along with other sweet foods to symbolize a sweet new year. During Rosh Hashanah, and just before the holiday begins, you will see round challah (braided sweet bread), often with raisins, inside in many bakeries. The round shape of the bread is symbolic of the circle of life and the yearly cycle. Along with other sweet baked goods, one of the most popular treats for Rosh Hashanah is honey cake, which can also be found in many bakeries. It is also traditional to eat fruit, like pomegranates, that have not yet been eaten during the season. Since they are ripe this time of year, they taste extra sweet and delicious.
If you want to wish people a happy new year, you can say “Shanah Tovah,” which means “Have a good year” in Hebrew.
С наступaющим Новым 5780 годом нашей еврейской истории всех тех кто это отмечает как праздник!
Tel Aviv. Israel.
29 September 2019.
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