Rosh Hashanah is celebrated as Jewish new year.’ Rosh’ is the Hebrew word which means head and ‘HaShanah’ means year. Rosh Hashanah is the “Head of the year”. Jewish new year is the two-day festival, which start on the first day of Tishrei. Jewish new 2016 is celebrating with Jewish new year wishes, Jewish new year sayings, the Jewish new year 2016 messages.
Erev Rosh Hashanah is the eve before Jewish new year day. On Jewish new year, piyyuttim which is the religious poems are added to the regular services. The Shofar (musical instrument) is blown during religious prayer Amidah for Mussaf.
Jews and their children enjoy Shofar in the new year eve. Jewish new year includes foods like an apple dipped in honey that symbolize a sweet new year. Rosh Hashanah meals also include “head of the fish” that symbolizes the high level. Other local foods include Black-eyed peas, pumpkin-filled pastries, leek fritters, beets, and whole fish.
Pomegranates are mostly used in many traditions to symbolizes more fruitful as pomegranates contain more seeds. Shanah Tovah is the common greeting on Jewish new year which means “good year”. When Jewish new year eve ends, people wish each other as “G’ mar chatimah Tovah’ that means “A good final sealing”.
Jewish new year wishes:
Jewish new year is similar to Hebrew new year which is connected to the beginning of economic year in the agricultural of ancient east. Jewish new year is like a festival which is related to agriculture. It includes the cycle of sowing, growth, and harvest. Jewish peoples can wishes to each other in different ways.
- ‘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
- ‘We meet today to thank Thee for the era done, and Thee for the opening one’ – John Greenleaf Whittier
- ‘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
- ‘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 Jewish new year Quotes for 2019:
“Gam zu l’tova. This too is for the good.” Happy jewish new year – Nachum Ish Gamzu, Talmud, Taanit.
“People often avoid making decisions out of fear of making a mistake. Actually the failure to make decisions is one of life’s biggest mistakes.” , happy Rosh hashanah– Rabbi Noah Weinberg.
“Who is wise? One who learns from every man… Who is strong? One who overpowers his inclinations… Who is rich? One who is satisfied with his lot… Who is honorable? One who honors his fellows.” Rosh Hashanah 2016 quotes – Ben Zoma, Ethics of the Fathers.