A very special celebration is upon our colleagues this weekend.
The Jewish Community will be celebrating Rosh Hashanah from the 25th-27th of September. This signifies the anniversary of the creation of Adam & Eve and serves as the Jewish New Year.
The feasts during this time symbolise the wishes for the coming year, so many sweet treats will be enjoyed such as apples in Honey, good wine, challah bread and newly in season fruit, this time is also about blessings – ready to bring good health and abundance to the year.
The central observance of Rosh Hashanah is blowing the shofar (ram’s horn) on both mornings of the holiday (except on Shabbat), it represents the coronation of God as King of the world. Although this is not the only significant event this signifies.
On the first afternoon of Rosh Hashanah (provided that it is not Shabbat), it is customary to go to a body of water and perform the Tashlich ceremony to cast sins into the water. This tradition is representative of the verse “And You shall cast their sins into the depths of the sea.”
Rosh Hashanah has a great deal of symbolism in its celebration, we wish all of our colleagues to enjoy the feasts and bring in an abundant & prosperous new year.
“L’Shana Tovah tikatevu”