Archive for September 14th, 2011

Holiday Reminder: Rosh Hashanah 2011

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

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Holiday Reminder: Rosh Hashanah
The first day of the Jewish High Holiday Days, Rosh Hashanah, begins at sundown Wednesday September 28, 2011 (2 weeks).

For more information visit our High Holiday Days celebration – High Holiday Days on the Net

Holiday Invite: Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

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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 28. Yom Kippur begins at sundown on October 07.

Happy Holidays and Shanah Tova!

(September 14) This month we’re celebrating . . .  Library Card Signup Month

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Library Card Signup Month
In 1987, then Secretary of Education William Bennett said, “Every child should obtain a library card – and use it!” During the month of September, libraries across the nation reach out to expand the ranks of their card holding members. Do your part and be sure to take a trip (or two) to the library this month.

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