Jewish Holidays: Rosh Hashana

The Rosh Hashana 2010 holiday

This year, the Rosh Hashana holiday is celebrated on Thursday, September 9, 2010.

The origin of Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year, is Biblical (Lev. 23:23-25): "a sacred occasion commemorated with loud blasts (of the Shofar, the ram's horn)."

The Bible refers to the holiday as Yom Teruah (the day of the sounding of the Shofar) and Yom Zikaron Teruah (the day of remembering the sounding of the Shofar).

Rosh HaShanah is both a solemn and happy day. It is a time for introspection, asking for forgiveness, giving forgiveness, resolving to do better, remembering G-d is our King and Judge, and praying for a healthy and happy year to come.

Although Rosh HaShana, the Jewish New Year, is a day of soul-searching and repentance, it is a happy day. We believe G-d is merciful and will forgive our bad deeds from the previous year. And we are excited to begin a new year in which we will do more good deeds.

The joy of this upcoming New Year's day is reflected in the holiday's food customs, which include eating sweet foods to symbolize our hope for a sweet New Year.

When is Rosh Hashana 2011? It is celebrated on Thursday, September 29 until Friday, September 30, 2011.

Rosh Hashana Gift Baskets

For Rosh Hashana, find a unique gift basket from a new affiliate- Kosherline.com. Your family and friends will truely enjoy the delicious contents of the gift basket and be able to continue to enjoy the basket for many other uses for years to come. Gift baskets and holiday gifts can also be given for many other occasions.

"Shana Tova" Ceremonial Plates
"Shivat Haminim" Ceremonial Plate
Aluminum Rosh Hashanah Plate
Bee and Beehive Honey Jar
Ceramic 2pc Honey Jar


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Kosher Gift Baskets for Rosh Hanshana from Kosherline.com

Peace, Love & Chocolate

Enjoy peace, love, and delicous gourmet kosher chocolates! Includes all natural apricot preserves from Israel, mocha roca gift tin, Landver fine ground Turkish coffee, shortbread cookies, pecan cookies, garlic crackers, gourmet granola snack, chocolate dipped cookie spoons, chamomile teas from Israel, presented in woven two-color willow basket with gold mesh ribbon, and your personal message. Under supervision of one or more of the following: OU, CRC, Kof-K, Star-K, Chasam Sofer, Israel.

Warmest Wishes Basket

Presented in oval matchstick basket with mesh gold ribbon. Features decorative Wissotzky Tea & Dreams gift box with 40 assorted teas and 4 demitasse sugar sticks from Israel. ALso includes cookies, New England Snack Mix (raisins, peanuts, almonds & sesame seeds), biscuits, vanilla caramels, cranberry chocolate chip cookies, smoked salmon filet. Under strict kosher supervision of one or more of the following: OU, Kof-k, and OK Labs. Boxed weight: 10 lbs.

Pancakes & Waffles Basket

Create a memorable breakfast with the finest New England breakfast foods. Featuring Maple Grove Farms of Vermont all natural pancake & waffle mix. Includes Aunt Berta's apricot preserves and pomegranate jelly from Carmel Farms in Israel, Maple Grove Farms dark amber pure maple syrup, award-winning gourmet granola, presented in handwoven wood basket, twisted raffia ribbon and your personal message. Under strict kosher supervision of the following: OU, Kof-k and OK Labs. Boxed weight: 8 lbs.