Sunday, October 2, 2016

It's Rosh Hashanah!!!


FROM INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES:

Rosh Hashanah is one of the holiest holidays in the Jewish religion. The two-day holiday begins at sundown and celebrates the Jewish New Year. During the celebration, Jewish people take the time to appreciate and accept God as their king.
The Jewish calendar, which runs on the lunar cycle, determines the date of the holiday each year. The celebration begins at sundown and the following day marks the first full day of the celebration. Jewish calendar dates end at nightfall, which means this year's Rosh Hashanah celebration will begin at sundown on Oct. 2 and end at nightfall on Oct. 4.
In Hebrew, "Rosh Hashanah" means “Head of the Year” and it's also known as the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah celebrates the day that God completed the creation of the world and highlights the relationship between God and humanity.
While Conservative and Orthodox Jews observe the holiday over the course of two days, most Reform Jews celebrate Rosh Hashana for one day.
An important tradition during this holiday is Tashlich, which calls for Jews to go find a body of water, be it the ocean, river or stream, and cast away their sins. This is done symbolically by throwing bread into the water and the act allows people to reflect and correct themselves so they can focus on a new year.
At home, families gather for dinner prior to attending service the night of the holiday. They recite blessings over candles and wine. Families also indulge in challah bread or apples dipped in honey.

67 comments:

  1. Happy and Blessed Rosh Hashanah! Thanks for explaining more about the holiday.

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    1. Thank you so much and you are most welcome!!!!

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  2. I really love the idea of tossing your sins into the water, much preferable to telling sins to a priest. Shana Tova!

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    1. Thanks so much! It's funny, I have always wanted to do the confessional thing :)

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  3. We love your post today, Caren and Cody. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year. L'Shana Tova!

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  4. Loved learning more about Rosh Hashanah. And that's a beautiful picture.

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    1. Thanks so much!!! Yep that's my Cody! Thank you! xoxo

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  5. Wishing you love and light! Your photo is beautiful!

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  6. Happy new year to you and your family, Cody! L'Shana Tova!

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  7. Happy New Year to you all,xx Speedy and Rachel

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  8. Shana Tova to you,Lenny and family. xoxo Merlin blogged about the feline version today ;-)

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    1. Thank you!! Haven't gotten over there yet but I will! xoxo

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  9. L'shanah tovah to you and your family, Cody!

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  10. Happy Rosh Hashanah to you and your family, Cody! We're sending universal Light and Blessings to you all too. Peace. :-)

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  11. Have a blessed Rosh Hashanah dear Cody and family!!!

    Love and Hugs, Sam and Mom Pam

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    1. Thank you so much Pam and Sammy!!!!! Sending much love! xoxo

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  12. Happy New Year to you and yours! I love your explanation of the holiday - very informative!

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  13. Happy Rosh Hashanah to you and your family. That is a lovely picture.

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  14. A blessed Rosh Hashanah to you! Thank you for sharing more information on this holiday. It sounds like such a special time.

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    1. Thank you so much and you are most welcome! I learned too!! Yes, it is a special time! xoxo

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  15. A most joyous Rosh Hashanah to you dear friends.

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  16. “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 life’s very best things. Have a Happy, Healthy New Year!”

    ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you so very, very much! You know more about my religion than I do!!!!! xoxo

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    2. uh, not really !! ☺☺ I have several friends who are of Jewish faith; this saying is copied from the internet,{ I try to find a new one each year } but, it comes from the heart none the less ~~~~~ ♥♥♥

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    3. well...YOU are truly SPECIAL! (which I already knew!) xoxo

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  17. What a lovely tradition. I love the idea of trowing your sins in the water.

    Have a blessed day my friend. Big hug to you and tons of scritches to Cody. ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you so much Sandee! I do too! You know, I was born Jewish but my family barely practiced, my husband had a strong Jewish influence. I knew/know virtually nothing, so I am learning too....I especially love that tradition as well! xoxo

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  18. I know almost nothing about the Jewish religion, but the Tashlich tradition can be applied to anyone non Jewish. Happy Rosh Hashanah.

    Emma and Buster

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    1. and that is the beauty of it. And thank you! xoxo

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  19. Happy New Year dear Caren and family. May the next year be without tears or sadness and filled with gathering strength for all four of you. God's blessings upon you all.

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    1. Thank you so much for that lovely sentiment sweet furiends!! xoxo

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  20. Happy Rosh Hashanah !
    Douce soirée
    Natacha

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  21. Thank you for the explanation of the meaning of Rosh Hashanah : it's important for us to understand the beliefs and traditions of our friends. Happy New Year ! Purrs

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    1. you are most welcome and thank YOU! xoxo

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    1. thank you so much!! Love to you all! xoxo

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  23. Happy Rosh Hashanah to you and your family!

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  24. Happy Rosh Hashanah to you too!
    Louis Dog Armstrong

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    1. Thank you Louis!! Are you Jewish too? Happy Happy Rosh Hashanah!! xoxo

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  25. Sweet post, thanks. Now I know what people mean when they talk about bread cast upon the water. L'shanah tovah!
    xxoo
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

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    1. you are most welcome and thank you!!! xoxo

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  26. Happy Rosh Hashanah to you and your family!

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  27. Have a happy and blessed Rosh Hashanah!

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  28. Happy Rosh Hashanah! Happy New Year in October!!
    We hope you had a good celebration!

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