Celebrate Rosh Hashanah the Jewish new year with heart touching free Rosh Hashanah greeting cards.
It's that happy time of the year again. It's Rosh Hashanah, the time to welcome the Jewish New Year.
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Rosh Hashanah (literally "head of the year") 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, 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 (The Ten Days of Repentance) which are days specifically set aside to focus on repentance that conclude with the holiday of Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is the start of the civil year in the Hebrew calendar (one of four "new year" observances that define various legal "years" for different purposes). It is the new year for people, animals, and legal contracts. The Mishnah also sets this day aside as the new year for calculating calendar years and sabbatical (shmita) and jubilee(Biblical) (yovel) years. Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of man whereas five days earlier, on 25 of Elul, marks the first day of creation.
This article is about the Jewish Rosh Hashanah Holiday
May this Rosh Hashanah be the beginning of a sweet and wonderful year
It's the time of celebration and tradition. Rejoice in the joy and festivity by sending Rosh Hashanah Greeting Cards cards to your friends/ loved ones.
When is it appropriate to send Rosh Hashanah Cards?
It is customary for Rosh Hashanah cards to be received either just before Rosh Hashanah (which this year is September 18th), OR during the ten days after Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) culminating in Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) which this year is Thursday September 28, 2009.
Rosh Hashana Customary Greetings
The traditional greeting is 'Shana Tovah' - a good year, often with the inclusion of "shana tovah U'metukah" - a good and sweet year. An extended greeting is 'Leshana Tovah Tichateyvuh V'Tichateymu' - literally may you 'be written and and sealed for a good year, cognizant of the ten days of repentance following Rosh Hashana, and culminating on the day of judgment, Yom Kippur.
The Tradition of Rosh Hashana Cards - Greeting Cards for the Jewish New Year
The custom of sending cards with written greetings, to be received on Rosh Hashana and the during the ensuing ten days, came to be traditional.
This sending of 'Rosh Hashana cards' - Jewish New Year cards - is a custom which is today enjoying a resurgence. At a time of instant and transitory communication via email and instant messaging, the sending of a traditional paper greeting has enjoyed a renaissance - showing special care and attention beyond the everyday and commonplace.