Jewish New Year celebrations
- Published on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 09:00
- Last Updated on 01 September 2013
- Monica Costa
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Did you know that today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year? I find Great Britain so fascinating as it celebrates so many New Years, Christmasses, Carnivals. The melting pot in our Capital is to be appreciated as it celebrates different cultures and religions. Rosh Hashanah is a two day celebration which begins on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Jewish calendar. The day is believed to be the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, and their first actions toward the realization of mankind’s role in God’s world.
Rosh Hashanah customs include sounding the shofar (a hollowed-out ram’s horn) and eating symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey to evoke a “sweet new year.”
The common greeting on Rosh Hashanah is “Shanah Tovah“, which, in Hebrew, means “have a good year”!
As in all best religious festivities, in the Jewish New Year there are yummy sweets to party with.
We have come across a special Rosh Hashanah biscuit tin by Biscuiteers containing all the classic symbols of the Jewish New Year: the star of David, a cup of wine, a pomegranate, a shofar, candles, an apple, along with buzzing bees and pot of honey.
This sweet tin is bound to usher in a happy new year.
The tin contains 16 biscuits and is priced at £38.50 plus p&p. These biscuits are made without any animal fat.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums