Traditionally, Rosh Hashanah heralds in the ‘Jewish New Year.’ The celebrations mark the new start for the Jewish community. This Jewish holiday is embraced in the Torah and celebrated around the world. The Jewish faith is celebrating the start of their religious holiday and New Year. Rosh Hashanah also celebrates the beginnings of the creation of the world and mankind. The literal meaning of Rosh Hashanah derives from the Hebrew meaning “head of the year.” The celebration and belief behind the celebratory occasion resonates deeply with those who share the Jewish faith. The following three wonderful tips on how to celebrate will make Rosh Hashanah 2010 the one to remember.
Visiting the Local Synagogue
By visiting your local Synagogue, the Jewish holiday can be experienced in its most authentic and honorable way. Fellowship with other believers of the Jewish faith by partaking in the reciting of prayers. Saying prayers in the Synagogue can be a soul purifying experience. It also allows one the opportunity to repent and share in God’s merciful embrace as well as the fellowship of others.
Prayers & Repent
Historically, the Rosh Hashanah tradition involved reciting prayers within a Synagogue. This is awe-inspiring experience and moment. Within the Synagogue, prayers are presented to God for his mercy and forgiveness of sin. The entire experience is very moving and deeply profound. The appreciation expressed by believers during this moment is very poignant and unforgettable.
Eating apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah is a very significant aspect of the celebrations. This aspect of the celebrations takes place towards the end of the Rosh Hashanah holiday. An enjoyable part of the Rosh Hashanah, Jewish faith believes that the eating of apples and honey will bring about a “good and sweet” year. The Rosh Hashanah holiday would not be complete without the eating of apples and honey.
Enjoy Delicious Jewish Cuisine
The celebrations of Rosh Hashanah are further enhanced by delicious Jewish cuisine. A celebration simply would not be truly complete without the delights and tastes of true Jewish traditional dishes such as Brisket, Chopped Liver, Gefilte fish, and the unforgeable Jewish Apple Cake. Treat yourself to the most delicious cuisine of the New Year’s celebration. Rosh Hashanah is definitely the time to come together with the entire family.