greetings poems for the Jewish New Year
3) key to understanding the themes of Rosh Hashanah is the date. The Day of Judgment for the world was not chosen arbitrarily, but is specifically on this date not because it is the first day of the year, but because it is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve. South Africa’s Chief Rabbi, Dr. Warren Goldstein
4) many Jews, Rosh Hashanah and teshuvah are annual reminders of the possibility to renew relationships with God and with each other. Rebecca Missel
5) Hashanah isn’t just about being new, it’s about a change.» Max Levis
6) Hashana is steeped in ritual. We eat the head of a sheep or fish as a symbol of leadership and ascendency. We dip our challah and apple in honey in the hope of a sweet year.» Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann
7) one hand, we know that Rosh Hashanah is the Day of Judgment. The scales are poised. Each person is judged according to his deeds (or lack of them). Binyomin Adilman
How to wish someone a Happy New Year in Hebrew
Ultra Orthodox Jewish men pray along the Mediterranean Sea in the Israeli city of Herzliya (Picture: Getty Images)
The traditional way to wish someone a Happy New Year in Hebrew is by saying Tova Hebrew this means «a good year».
Some people also sayShanah Tovah Umetukah, meaning «a good and sweet year» too.
10 messages to share with loved ones
A view on the Haram el Sherif (Noble Sanctuary), or The Temple Mount to Jews, in the Old City of Jerusalem (Picture: EPA)
1) A wish for the New Year and always. Shalom!
2) On Rosh Hashanah wishing you peace, happiness, good luck God’s blessing and success. L’shanah Tovah! Happy Rosh Hashanah!
3) At the New Year, with special thoughts of you, and a wish that the year ahead will be filled with peace, happiness, and good health.
4) Wishing you good health, happiness, peace and prosperity. Today and all through the year! L’shanah Tovah!
5) On Rosh Hashanah it is written On Yom Kippur it is sealed. May it be written and may it be sealed that you have a new year that brings fulfillment and happiness, peace and prosperity all of life’s very best things. Have a Happy, Healthy New Year!
6) May this New Year be filled with health and happiness, and sweet moments for you and your family. L’shanah Tovah!