Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Shana Tova ~ Happy New Year 5778

Shana Tova ~ Happy New Year to all my friends and family, Jewish and otherwise.

A Rosh Hashanah primer for those interested... 
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, falls on the first of Tishrei. On the Jewish calendar, the month starts with the first sliver of the moon showing, hence the crescent moon in the painting above.
We blow the shofar – a ram's horn – on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur as a wake-up call: Time to get your act together, sweetie.
Also, we eat apples dipped in honey as a symbol of a sweet year to come, so there are a lot of apples in Rosh Hashanah symbolism.
And the year – 5778 – that's the traditional year count since creation. 
What's the shofar sound like? Check out this YouTube....

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