This is done to remove any bad smell that might still surround the horn. But Passover, in the middle of Nisan, begins the Jewish liturgical year. Rosh Hashanah is the first day of the Hebrew year. First we dip challah, braided egg bread, into honey.
The New Year is a time to reflect upon the past, while looking forward to the future. It has been so since the early Romans, who dedicated the first day of the New Year to theirGod, Janus, keeper of the gate and the door.
Now it all boils down to Iraq. Think logically; in the 2000 elections here in the US there was uproar because the race was so extremely close and every vote was critical. It was hysteria in both the Democratic and Republican parties. Now add fundamental religious extremists and strict laws abiding by the Qu’ran. You have Iraq. Whoever is running the country at the time will most certainly transfer his religion into all departments and rid himself of the other Islamic sect. But why can’t they live in peace, surely Jews and Christians coexist peacefully in the White House?
In the alternative of eating the fish head, pike, carp, tilapia, whitefish, and salmon are commonly served. In some homes, whitefish, tilapia and cod are made into gefilte fish and served with broth or tomato sauce.
When it comes to accessories, a basic velvet pouch may cost just $15 and up for a ram’s horn pouch, but a long pouch can be over $40. A simple stand can be found for as little as $10, while a hand-painted wooden shofar stand can cost $35 or more.
If you wish to elaborate, you can wish them good health, happiness, love, peace, prosperity . and whatever else you would wish someone beginning a new year. If you want to give a gift, kosher chocolates, candies, baked goods or fruit make thoughtful Rosh Hashanah gifts because sweets symbolize hopes for a sweet new year.
No matter the amount or work and planning they put into, a wedding is not just about two people. It is about religion, tradition and the joining of two families. Couples should be sensitive to tradition when they plan their nuptials.
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