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Holiday Invite: High Holy Days on the Net

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

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Shanah Tova!
Happy New Year!

With the Jewish season of the High Holy Days upon us, we are delighted to invite you to come join our High Holiday Day celebrations at Holidays on the Net.

The Jewish High Holy Days refer to the ten-day period between the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei, when Rosh Hashanah begins, and the tenth day of the month, when Yom Kippur falls.

These two holidays are the most significant in the Jewish calendar, a time rich in religious, spiritual and historical symbolism. On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish people celebrate the beginning of a new year. The holiday is commemorated with special services, such as Tashlich (casting off of one’s sins), and the blowing of the shofar (and here). Rosh Hashanah is also a sacred time for ritualized family gatherings and sweet festive meals. And make your celebration a sweet and tasty one with our delicious holiday recipes.

Get the little ones interested in the holiday with our selection of fun and entertaining Rosh Hashanah crafts and holiday related coloring pictures. Send holiday greetings to your friends and family with our Rosh Hashanah eGreeting Cards.

Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the Days of Awe. During this ten-day period, the Jewish people stand before G-d, praying for forgiveness for their sins and hoping to be inscribed in the Book of Life. Then on Yom Kippur, which is also called the Day of Atonement, the Jewish people fast for 25 hours, during which they atone for their sins.

We hope that you will find something at Holidays on the Net that will help you better enjoy and appreciate these High Holy Days. We really look forward to seeing you at our High Holy Days celebration!

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Wednesday September 08. Yom Kippur begins at sundown on September 17.

Happy Holidays and Shanah Tova!

Louie and the Holiday Elves

Holidays on the Net

Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah (09/09)

Thursday, September 9th, 2010
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Did You Know?
Sept 09

Thanks for joining us as as we counted down to Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish High Holy Days. Come back and join us again for another “Did You Know” holiday countdown!

Shanah Tovah U’Metukah,**
Louie and the Holiday Elves

*Rosh Hashanah began last night at sundown.
**May you have a good and sweet new year.

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(September 09) Today we're observing . . .  Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

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Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)
Shana Tova! Today is Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the Jewish New Year, and Jews worldwide are celebrating.

While Rosh Hashanah is widely known and celebrated as the New Years Day of the Jewish calendar, Rosh Hashanah actually has a fourfold meaning – It is the Jewish New Year, the Day of Judgement, the Day of Remembrance, and the Day of Shofar Blowing.

It is the Day of Judgement
As Jews worldwide examine their past deeds and asks for forgiveness for their sins

It is the Day of Shofar Blowing
As the Shofar (the rams horn) is blown in temple to herald the beginning of the 10 day period known as the High Holy Days

It is the Day of Remembrance
As Jews review the history of their people and pray for Israel

And of course it is New Year’s Day
Celebrated with it’s holiday greeting cards, special prayers, and festive and sweet foods (to ensure sweetness in the New Year)

For more information visit our celebration of the Rosh Hashanah – High Holy Days on the Net

(September 09) Today we're celebrating . . .  Wonderful Weirdos Day

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Wonderful Weirdos Day
Today is the day to show your appreciation to all the “weirdos” in your life. You know, those oddballs who have taught you to think outside the box and dare to be different. Give them – or yourself, if you’re the weirdo – a hug today.

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