Send a Jewish New Year’s Card to Friends and Family
Cards are wonderful sentiments for any occasion – birthdays, anniversaries, or religious holidays. Send a Jewish New Year’s card to your religious brethren this upcoming season. Rosh Hashanah is considered the Jewish New Year. It marks the first holiday of the ‘high holidays.’ The Torah describes the holiday as a day to remember the blowing of the horn.
While the main populace marks January 1 as the ‘first day of the year,’ the Jewish faith marks Rosh Hashanah as a day to represent the analogical or literal creation of the world. Rosh Hashanah is also associated with the creation of man and the Day of Judgment. Those leading righteous lives are included in the book of life; those who are in between a wicked and righteous life are given ten days to right their sins; and, those who are wicked are excluded from the book of life.
Aside from sending a Jewish New Year’s card, you can partake in other customs associated with the holiday. For one, you can think about your past, present, and future life. Akin to people making New Year resolutions around the first of January, those of the faith also think about resolutions for the year to come based on their past mistakes and future hopes. Some enjoy supplementing their own conclusions with texts depicting religious philosophies and creeds.
As stated, the holiday is related to the blowing of the horn. Such a scene may be depicted on a Jewish New Year’s card. The shofar (horn) is sometimes blown in services and is emblematic of spiritual awakening and reflection. Four, distinct blasts are sounded to resemble the four different new years.
As with other holidays and religious days of observance, Rosh Hashanah is associated with eating and particular foods. Challah is a round loaf of bread that resembles the cycle of the year. Pomegranate is also associated with the holiday. The food is thought to contain 613 seeds to mirror the commandments of the same number.
People of the Jewish faith do not work during Rosh Hashanah because it is a holiday associated with reflection and rest. It is a perfect time to visit with friends and family of the faith. If you want to complement your Jewish New Year’s card with an oral sentiment, you can utter, “L’shanah tovah,” which means, ‘good year.’
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