Saturday, September 19, 2009

L'Shanah Tovah

Happy New Year! Today we are going to my oldest and dearest friend Erica's house!! Well her Mother's house to be exact. Deb has ALWAYS been like a surrogate Mom for me...especially during my childhood. She was there....enough said =)

So today on one of the holiest of Jewish Holidays - Rosh Hashannah Deb and Erica have graciously invited my family and I to celebrate with their family and friends. I am excited and thrilled. I am looking forward to spending time with new people and people I have not seen in a longgggggggg time. I know it will be a great day for all - including all of the children that will be there to celebrate as well!!
I wrapped up a Mason jar of honey, wrapped with papers to match my card, a variety of apples and a chocolate bar - also wrapped in the same papers to match the card as my expression to the hostess to have a sweet New Year!!! I am looking forward to a Sweet and Happy New Year for all!!

L'Shana Tova
(pronounced [ʃaˈna toˈva]) is the traditional greeting on Rosh Hashanah which in Hebrew means "A Good Year."

Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה‎, literally "first of the year", or "head of the year," Ashkenazic: [ˈɾoʃ haʃːɔˈnɔh], Israeli: [ˈʁoʃ haʃaˈna], Yiddish: [ˈrɔʃəˈʃɔnə]) is a Jewish holiday commonly referred to as the "Jewish New Year." It is observed on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar,[1] as ordained in the Torah, in Leviticus 23:24. Rosh Hashanah is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim ("Days of Awe"), or Asseret Yemei Teshuva (Ten Days of Repentance) which are days specifically set aside to focus on repentance that conclude with the holiday of Yom Kippur.

Official name Hebrew: ראש השנה

Also called Jewish New Year

Observed by Judaism and Jews; Samaritans

Type Jewish; Samaritan

Significance New year's day according to the Hebrew calendar. Commemorates the creation of the world as narrated in the Bible. it begins the ten days before Yom Kippur Beginning of the ten "Days of Awe" culminating in Yom Kippur.

Begins Start of first day of Tishrei

Ends Ends second day of Tishrei

2008 date sunset, September 29 – sunset, October 1

2009 date sunset, September 18 – sunset, September 20

2010 date sunset, September 8 – sunset, September 10

Observances Praying in synagogue, hearing the shofar. Festive meals with challah. Auspicious foods such as apples dipped in honey, fish heads, as well as new fruits on the second night. Refraining from work.

I made this card in traditional fall colors with lots of stitching, heat embossing and layering. I LOVE how it turned out! I have a jar of honey - which symbolizes the sweet that is to come in the new year, that I am giving to the hostess ... my other Mom...Deb =)

I hope that everyone has a sweet, great and creative weekend!!