Sweet Rosh Hashanah Wishes!

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FROM INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES:

Rosh Hashanah is one of the holiest holidays in the Jewish religion. The two-day holiday begins at sundown and celebrates the Jewish New Year. During the celebration, Jewish people take the time to appreciate and accept God as their king.

The Jewish calendar, which runs on the lunar cycle, determines the date of the holiday each year. The celebration begins at sundown and the following day marks the first full day of the celebration. Jewish calendar dates end at nightfall, which means this year’s Rosh Hashanah celebration will begin at sundown on Oct. 2 and end at nightfall on Oct. 4.

In Hebrew, “Rosh Hashanah” means “Head of the Year” and it’s also known as the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah celebrates the day that God completed the creation of the world and highlights the relationship between God and humanity.

While Conservative and Orthodox Jews observe the holiday over the course of two days, most Reform Jews celebrate Rosh Hashana for one day.

An important tradition during this holiday is Tashlich, which calls for Jews to go find a body of water, be it the ocean, river or stream, and cast away their sins. This is done symbolically by throwing bread into the water and the act allows people to reflect and correct themselves so they can focus on a new year.

At home, families gather for dinner prior to attending service the night of the holiday. They recite blessings over candles and wine. Families also indulge in challah bread or apples

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  1. We at the Ranch share our best wishes for a happy Rosh Hashanah to all who celebrate. Happy New Year! ღ
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  2. L’Shanah Tovah to you and your family Dakota! May this new year bring many blessings to you and yours. (And, while you are enjoying your meal, will you enjoy a piece of Challah for us?!? It’s a favorite!)
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  3. Kismet says:

    Oy veh from this schlemozel.
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  4. Have a Happy New Year…the other New Year on your Calendar!! Wow you get to have two? BOL! Enjoy your holiday.
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  5. Happy New Year friends. Enjoy!
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  6. sara, oreo & chewy says:

    Blessings to you this new year!

  7. Wishing you a wonderful holiday! Many blessing to you and yours!

  8. Have a wonderful holiday!

  9. Wishing you a most happy, sweet and healthy new year! L’Shana Tova!
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  10. L’Shana Tova! we wish all people a GOOD year… stuffed with only good things that there is no room for the bad ones :o)

  11. Wishing you all a wonderful New Year!

  12. Happy New Year Dakota – enjoy…

  13. Sending all our best wishes for your celebration and holiday!
    Love the photo of Dakota.
    Elliot and Cricket x
    ps, Cricket is getting there. She is just very hard work at the moment, lol.
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