ROSH HASHANAH A BIG HOLIDAY CELEBRATION.
As a Jewish person, it can get a bit tiring to answer the same questions from non-Jewish friends again and again about the Jewish holidays. But for some people is really interesting to learn and to know more about the cultures of the people that they share time with.
Of course when you have friends or co-workers you want to know more about that person in order not to do something that can make the person you are talking to feel bad or feel offended. Here is a little information about a very special holiday for Jewish.
Rosh Hashanah is two day celebration, which begins in the first day of Tishrei. The day is believed to be the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman and the first actions towards the realization of humanity's role in God's world.
Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding the shofar "ram's horn" and eating symbolic food foods such as apples dipped in honey evoke a "sweet new year"
Rosh Hashanah thus emphasizes the special relationship between God and humanity: the dependence upon God as the creator and sustain-er and Gods dependence upon the ones who make his presence known and felt in his world.
Each year on Rosh Hashanah "all inhabitants of the world pass before God like a flock of sheep," and it is decreed in the heavenly court "who shall live and who shall die. But this is also the day when God is proclaim King of the Universe.
The central observance of Rosh Hashanah is the sounding of the shofar, the ram's horn, which also represents the trumpet blast of people's coronation of their king. The cry of the shofar is also call the repentance.
For this special days they go to synagogue to reflect about life and spend time with family. There's also a lot of really good food to be eaten. In additional to Rosh Hashanah observance: They include eating a piece of apple dipped in honey to symbolize the desire for a sweet year and other special foods symbolic of the new year's blessing.
HAPPY NEW YEAR