These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bonus Trivia for Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, the Day of Judgement, the Day of Remembrance, and the Day of Shofar Blowing.

As the Day of Judgement, Jews worldwide examine their past deeds and asks for forgiveness for their sins.

As the Day of Remembrance, Jews review the history of their people and pray for Israel.

As the Day of Shofar Blowing, the Shofar is blown in temple to herald the beginning of the 10 day period known as the High Holy Days.

And of course it is New Year's Day.

Rosh Hashanah is observed the first and second day of the seventh month of the Jewish calender, Tishri, which usually falls in September.

In Israel, Rosh Hashanah is the only holiday kept for 2 days as it is considered too important to be observed for only 24 hours. Both days are considered one long day of 48 hours.

The common greeting at this time is L'shanah tovah ("for a good year"). This is a shortening of "L'shanah tovah tikatev v'taihatem" (or to women, "L'shanah tovah tikatevi v'taihatemi"), which means "May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year."

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

The first night's meal begins with apple dipped in honey. Challah, the bread usually eaten on the Sabbath (not braided as at regular meals but instead baked in a circle - a wish that the coming year will roll around smoothly without unhappiness or sorrow) is also dipped in honey before eating.


  1. I learned alot as I knew nothing about Rosh Hashanah! Thanks Lynilu!

  2. MQ, the Jewish religion is very interesting, I think. I am always fascinated with what I read/learn.

    MJ, glad you stopped by to get smarter!


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