How is the Jewish New Year Celebrated?

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The Jewish New Year is celebrated with a plethora of food. Some traditional dishes include pomegranate juice, fish heads, and challah bread. These foods have symbolic meaning: pomegranates represent wisdom and righteousness, plus they contain 613 seeds, one for each of the mitzvah or commandments.

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In biblical times, the new year for animals was Elul, corresponding to the Gregorian month of August/September. Since animals gave birth in spring, counting them was easy. In addition, trees and other plants had a new year on Tu Bishvat, which corresponds to the Gregorian month of January/February. The Jewish New Year, or Rosh HaShanah, has its own special significance. When you need a range of Rosh hashanah cards, go to a site such as

The Jewish New Year is the first two days of the month of Tishri, and commemorates the creation of the universe. According to Jewish tradition, God created the world in six days. The creation of Adam and Eve followed this six-day period. The seventh day was a day of rest. Jews also commemorate this day every week during Shabbat.

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Rosh Hashanah begins on the first day of the Jewish calendar, Tishrei and is part of a celebration which lasts for ten days, ending with Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah covers two days and is specifically the festival to celebrate the creation of the universe. If you’ve been invited to share in these celebrations, don’t forget to choose a great card to give!


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