Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Hashanah

Apples dippedin honeyApples dipped in honey symbolise the wish for sweetness and good health throughout the new year.

ShofarThe essential commandment of God to sound the shofar on Rosh Hashanah symbolising a call to repentance of sins and reflection of the past year's behaviours and actions.

TashlichTashlich is a rituaal where sins are symbolically ''cast off'' by throwing pieces of bread into a body of flowing water reciting prayers from Micah 7:18-20''You will cast all their sins into the depth of the sea.''

Fish headsSome people eat fish heads which symbolise their desire to be on top, not on the bottom, of life in the new year.

Challah breadTwo round loaves of six strand braided bread representing the Twelves Tribes of Israel. On Rosh Hashanah the circular shape of the loaves represents the cycle of the year. They are baked with raisins and brushed with honey for a ''sweet new year''.

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PomegranatesAccording to legend pomegranates contain 613 seeds, one for each of the 613 ''mitzvoth''. On Rosh Hashanah pomegranates symbolise the hope that goods deeds in the coming year will be as abundant as the seeds of the fruit.


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