Monday, September 6, 2010

SHANA TOVA - שנה טובה

The Hebrew year is ending  and the Jewish New Year arrived - Rosh HaShana, literally the 'head of the year'. 
It begins on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew Calender. If Rosh HaShana does not fall on Shabatt it is celebrated with the blowing of the Shofar, a trumpet, made out of a rams horn. There are special prayers, services and blessings associated with this holiday and it is a day of rest. The greetings are usually 'Shana Tova Umetuka', a 'Good and Sweet Year'. To ensure that the year will be sweet, apples and honey are eaten and for receiving plenty, pomegranate kernels are served. The last day of the month Elul is Erev Rosh HaShana, the eve of the New Year, which will be celebrated with a festive meal. This year it will be tomorrow evening.
So I wish to my family and friends and to everyone to whom it concerns: Shana Tova Umetuka!!!
 
Pomegranate crowns in spring
            The fruit ripe and juicy to eat at Rosh HaShana!

All the information about the Jewish New Year can be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosh_Hashanah
First photo by my dear friend Aiva!

9 comments:

Bernstein said...

Leschana towa tikatewu
Dir und Deiner ganzen Familie.
GlG Inbar

Yael said...

...wetechatemu! Vielen Dank Inbar!!!!

Michelle said...

I wish you a fantastic up coming Year,
you are a great Women and
a lovely evening tomorrow!!!

Eva said...

Meine besten Wünsche zum Neuen Jahr, Erfolg, gute Gesundheit und Glück für Dich und Deine Familie!

2 B's World said...

Auch von mir alles Gute für das Jewish New Year.
Für Dich und Deine Familie viel Gesundheit, Glück und Zufriedenheit.

Nochmal ein herzliches Dankeschön für das Gedicht deiner Tochter. Daß Du es in mein Blog geschrieben hast, freut mich sehr.

Liebe Grüße von 2 B's World

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Shana Tova Umetuka! Wishing you and your family all the best.

glazedOver said...

Shana Tova!!

Hilde said...

I did not know it is Jewish New Year now, so nice to learn about it on your blog, Yael.

Blessings to you and your family, wishing you all the best for the new year.
Hope you have a wonderful celebration :)

Smithy said...

Happiest of happy New Years to you, dear Yael..I hope it is one full of blessings for you and your loved ones :)