Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Rosh HaShanah

The Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah literally means the “head of the Year”, or the New Year. It is a deeply religious occasion symbolising the Day of Judgment, the Day of Remembrance, and the Day of Shofar Blowing. (a Ram's Horn)

On Rosh Hashanah, it is customary for families to gather together for the holiday meal. Traditional sweet foods, round challah, honey and apples are served, symbolizing sweetness, blessings, abundance and the hope for a sweet year ahead.

Other customs are the sounding of the Shofar (a Ram’s horn blown somewhat like a trumpet), candle lighting, special prayers, reciting the Kiddush and the blessing of the Challah.

As always, Gifts for Every Reason has a variety of traditional Kosher Rosh Hashana gifts to send to loved ones. (Click here to view). All items used are clearly labeled with Kosher symbols. Customization is available and quantities are limited. Order early for best selection.

L'shanah tovah (Happy New Year)

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