Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rosh Hashanah Cards – A Sweet Year

May you be inscribed for a sweet year.

May you be inscribed for a sweet year.
There is a long standing tradition, that prior to and during the Jewish new year period, Jews send one another Rosh Hashana cards.
The general theme of the card is to wish our friends, family and neighbors a healthy and happy new year.

Though it’s not certain exactly when or where this custom started, it’s origin is most likely related to the significance of the day.
Rosh Hashana celebrates the renewal of creation. It is a time for reflection and personal accounting.
It is a time when our fate for the coming year will be decided by the heavenly court above.
Confident in our belief that the coming year will be a good one, we wish all those we meet and know a year filled with blessing.
Throughout the years different themes have been featured on Jewish New Year cards. The greeting offered and
picture depicted may vary depending on when and where the Rosh Hashanna card was published.

Most popular amongst all Rosh Hashanah messages is the blessing for a sweet year.
Typically portrayed is a picture of an apple and honey, which is traditionally eaten at this holiday season.
It is our way of asking the Creator of the Universe that the coming year be a sweet one.

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