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Holiday Invite: Rosh Hashanah 2011

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

hiho10Shanah 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 Wednesday September 28. Yom Kippur begins at sundown on October 07.

Happy Holidays and Shanah Tova!

(September 29) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

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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

Did You Know? Rosh Hashanah (09/29)

Thursday, September 29th, 2011
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Did You Know?
Sept 29

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 28) Tonight we’re observing . . .  Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

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Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)
Beginning at sundown tonight*, Jews begin their celebration of the High Holy Days, which are observed during the 10 day period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the most important of all Jewish Holidays and the only holidays that are purely religious, as they are not related to any historical or natural event.

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated the first and second days of Tishri. It is a time of family gatherings, special meals and sweet tasting foods.

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the most solemn day of the Jewish year and is observed on the tenth day of Tishri. It is a day of fasting, reflection and prayers.

Join us for our celebration of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – High Holy Days on the Net

*The Hebrew calendar begins at sundown, consequently most Jewish Holidays also begin at sundown.

Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah (09/28)

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Rosh Hashanah &
the Jewish High Holy Days

Sept 28 : Rosh Hashanah begins tonight @ sundown*

Did you know that on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, it is customary to visit a river, lake or pond, to symbolically “cast away” ones sins into the water?

The custom, called Tashlich — meaning “casting off” — involves walking to a body of flowing water and throwing pieces of bread into the water. The bread is a symbolic representation of one’s sins, which are cast off in preparation for a more pure year to come.

Rosh Hashanah begins a 10 day period, known as the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im, a time of penitence and prayer that ends with Yom Kippur. Jews worldwide are given these 10 days to repent for their sins and ask G-d for forgiveness.

*Rosh Hashanah 5772 begins tonight at sundown on Wednesday September 28, 2011.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah (09/27)

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Rosh Hashanah &
the Jewish High Holy Days

Sept 27 : 01 day to Rosh Hashanah*

Did you know that on the first two nights of Rosh Hashanah, families and friends customarily gather for a holiday meal?

Traditional foods include apples dipped in honey, round challot, carrots, pomegranates, and dates.

Rosh Hashanah begins a 10 day period, known as the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im, a time of penitence and prayer that ends with Yom Kippur. Jews worldwide are given these 10 days to repent for their sins and ask G-d for forgiveness.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish High Holy Days. Please join us!

*Rosh Hashanah 5772 begins at sundown on Wednesday September 28, 2011.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah (09/26)

Monday, September 26th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Rosh Hashanah &
the Jewish High Holy Days

Sept 26 : 02 days to Rosh Hashanah*

Did you know that there are fewer than 15 million Jews living worldwide, which constitutes 0.2 percent of the world’s population?

The Jewish faith is practiced in 134 out of the world’s 238 countries.

Did you know that there are some six million Jewish people living in Israel, which accounts for approximately 41% of the world Jewish population?

Three out of four citizens of the state of Israel are Jewish.

Did you know that in the United States, where less than 2 percent of the population is Jewish, approximately 5.5 million Jews reside?

Did you know that the next largest Jewish population is in France, where nearly half a million Jews live?

In France, the Jewish community accounts for less than 1 percent of the country’s total population.

Rosh Hashanah begins a 10 day period, known as the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im, a time of penitence and prayer that ends with Yom Kippur. Jews worldwide are given these 10 days to repent for their sins and ask G-d for forgiveness.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish High Holy Days. Please join us!

*Rosh Hashanah 5772 begins at sundown on Wednesday September 28, 2011.

Signup for our Did You Know? Holiday Countdown emails or follow us on Twitter – twitter.com/holidaysnet (@holidaysnet)

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