Rosh Hashanah is a central Jewish holiday in the Jewish calendar. Rosh Hashanah in Hebrew means, literally, “head of the year.” Celebrated at the beginning of the Jewish month of Tishrei, Rosh Hashanah marks the first day of the Jewish year. It is customary to give Rosh Hashanah greetings and say 'Shanah Tovah' to friends and family in order to wish them a good year. Two main components of the Rosh Hashanah Jewish new year are repentance over our actions and crowing G-d as our King. Some of the well-known things we do on Rosh Hashanah are eating pomegranates and apples in honey, hearing the Shofar blast at the synagogue and exchanging gifts with loved ones. Make sure to browse through our collection of synagogue items such as Tallits and Tallit bags so you are prepared for Rosh Hashanah this year!
The reason we eat pomegranates on Rosh Hashanah is that we strive to multiply and be many, like the seeds inside it. World of Judaica offers pomegranate Honey Dishes made of materials such as aluminum, glass, and more. Also, you can find silk pomegranate runners and many types of accessories, such as ceramic pomegranate, pomegranate wall-hanging and even pomegranate Mezuzah! If you have a Bat Mitzvah to go to around Rosh Hashanah time, a good idea for a gift would be a pomegranate-shaped Jewelry Box.
Rosh Hashanah marks an important Jewish holiday period for the Jews, a period during which we want to cleanse ourselves of our sins and ask people we have wronged for forgiveness. Popular holiday gifts include Judaica of different types and Shofars.
When you visit World of Judaica's collection of Shofars for sale you may find that Shofars come in many shapes. One of the reasons for this is that different traditions have adopted different types of Shofars. On the narrow end of the Shofar a hole is punctured to allow the Shofar to be blown.
If you are purchasing a Shofar as a Rosh Hashanah gift, you may want to splurge a little further and buy a matching pouch or Shofar stand. These are a great way to ensure the Shofar stays intact for many years. Also, if the intention is to put the Shofar somewhere in the house on display, a matching stand or pouch is definitely called for.
Make sure to browse World of Judaica's section of Rosh Hashanah holiday items! Check out our Rosh Hashanah Learning Page and Contact Us for more information about Rosh Hashanah or Rosh Hashanah gifts. Shanah Tova!