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Rosh Hashanah Gifts

Happy Rosh Hashanah!

On Rosh Hashanah wishing you peace, happiness, good luck, God’s blessing and success. L’shanah Tovah! Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Many people celebrate New Year on the last day of December, but according to Jewish calendar it begins at sundown on September, 13. Celebrate Jewish New Year or Rosh Hashanah with your family, friends and business colleagues. Send them your love and wish a happy year with a sweet gift from our Rosh Hashanah gift catalog.

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Top 5 Gifts for Rosh Hashanah

Jewish New Year also known as Rosh Hashanah starts this year on Sunday September, 13 2015 and ends on Tuesday September, 15. This significant two day celebration commemorates the creation of the world, man and marks the time for purification and renewal.

Like any other important celebration in the Jewish calendar, Rosh Hashanah is associated with traditional symbols and gifts. To make this coming holiday special for your dear recipients send them one of this top Rosh Hashanah gift ideas:

#1 Honey Dishes
One of the unique Rosh Hashanah traditions include eating various foods that symbolize all the good things Jewish people hope to have in the upcoming year. The most popular holiday food is honey which people often use for dipping apples and bread into, and pray for a sweet New Year. Select from a large variety of beautiful honey gifts to make sure your dear recipients have a delightful and delicious year.
#2 Round Challah
After apples and honey, Jewish challah bread is the second most important food symbol of Rosh Hashanah. This braided egg bread shaped like a crown symbolizes the cycle of the year, circle of life and continuity. Sometimes raisins or honey are added to the recipe in order to make the taste even sweeter.

#3 Kosher Gift Baskets
Most probably, there will be more than enough food at the festive New Year table but that doesn’t mean your dear relatives, friends or business associates wouldn’t be happy to receive their own Kosher gift basket full of Israeli all time favorite goodies. Filled to the brim with a variety of fruit, honey, challah bread, dried fruit, chocolate, wine, and other treats such gift baskets make one of the most desirable Rosh Hashanah gifts.

#4 Pomegranate
Cultivated in the Mediterranean for thousands of years, the pomegranate is referenced many times throughout the Bible. Jewish people believe that its many seeds represent holiness, abundance, and wisdom. On Rosh Hashanah festive table pomegranate symbolizes the number of good deeds that people hope to do in the coming year.

#5 Shofar
Is a traditional and one of the oldest Jewish instruments made of a hollow ram’s horn. Its trumpet like sound was historically used for number of purposes, from signifying the beginning of a holiday to a war. Now the shofar is mostly associated with the Jewish New Year and the shofar blowing is a symbolic way to recognize God as creator of all people.

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Guide to Rosh Hashanah Food Traditions


Rosh Hashanah: What is it all about?

Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish New Year annually observed on the first two days of the Hebrew month of Tishrei (which usually occurs in September or October on the secular calendar). According to Jewish tradition the holiday marks the anniversary of the creation of the world and human race as well as the time of divine judgment.

One of the most significant holidays in the Jewish year, Rosh Hashanah is a celebratory holiday but there are also deeper spiritual meanings tied to it. It is a time for cleansing, renewal, and a chance to receive forgiveness. Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Ten Days of Awe, during which Jews reflect upon their actions over the past year and seek forgiveness for their sins.

“L’Shana Tovah”

The traditional holiday greeting appropriate for Jewish friends on Rosh Hashanah is “L’Shana Tovah” or simply “Shana Tovah” which is an equivalent of “Happy New Year.” For a longer greeting you can use “L’Shana Tovah u’Metukah,” which literally translates to “good and sweet year.”

Mitzvah of the Shofar

One of the main symbol of Rosh Hashanah is shofar, a hollow ram’s horn that is blown like a trumpet. The blowing of the shofar is a symbolic acknowledgement of God as a ruler above all people. The sound of the shofar is meant to inspire fear in those who hear it. It allows one to dwell upon fear of punishment, fear of doing evil and to progress from there to praying for the perfection of the world and mankind.

Apples and Honey

A festive meal shared with family and friends to celebrate the New Year is the central part of Rosh Hashanah. Over the time it has become associated with many food traditions, but the most common of them is eating apples with honey. Jews dip apples into honey and pray asking God for a good and sweet New Year.

Round Challah

After apples and honey, loaves of challah are the most important food symbols of Rosh Hashanah. Braided egg bread of different shapes Challah plays a significant part in many Jewish holidays observances. During Rosh Hashanah, however, the loaves are shaped into spirals or rounds that resemble a crown symbolizing the continuity of Creation and the kingship of God. Sometimes raisins or honey are added to the recipe in order to make the loaves extra sweet.

New Fruit

On the second night of Rosh Hashanah there’s a tradition to eat a “new fruit”, a fruit that has recently come into season. A pomegranate is often used as this new fruit because in the Bible the Land of Israel is praised for its pomegranates. According to legend, the number of seeds in a pomegranate reflects the number of good deeds that will be done in the coming year. The whole ritual reminds people to appreciate the fruits of the earth and being alive to enjoy them.


Rosh Hashanah literally means “head of the year”. For this reason in some Jewish communities it is traditional to eat the head of a fish during the holiday. Fish is also eaten because it is an old symbol of fertility and wealth.

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Rosh Hashanah Gift Baskets Ideas

Starting at sunset on September 4, 2013, is one of the holiest days of the year in the Hebrew calendar, Rosh Hashanah or Jewish New Year. The holiday commemorates the creation of a man and is considered to be the time for visiting synagogues and reflecting on the mistakes made in the past year and planning for self improvement in the following one.

Similar to the rest of the world Jewish New Year is celebrated with a big pomp. The festivities last for two days and are accompanied by various traditions including blowing a shofar (a horn used for Jewish religious purposes) and eating symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey and other.

Sweets for Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is a time of sweet celebration, and the foods eaten during the holiday reflect that. Eating sweets during Jewish New Year is a part of the tradition and it represents sweet promises, hopes and opportunities in the upcoming year.

The main symbol of hopes for a sweet New Year in Jewish culture is apples dipped in honey. Another traditional treat is sweet bread called challah. The round shape of challah symbolizes the never-ending cycle of life and is usually eaten with honey symbolic of happy life and success.

If you’re sending a gift for Rosh Hashanah to your relatives, friends, loved ones or business colleagues, make sure it includes these symbols of Jewish New Year which will bring your dear recipients fortune and luck.

Fruit for Rosh Hashanah

Fruit are sweet, delicious, healthy and very appropriate at a festive Rosh Hashanah table. The ritual of eating fruit during the holiday reminds people to appreciate the fruits of the earth and being alive to enjoy them. Along with apples dipped in honey people traditionally eat pomegranates on the second night of Rosh Hashanah. A pomegranate is often used as a “new fruit” – meaning, a fruit not yet eaten this season. Its abundant seeds symbolize fertility, hopes for good deeds and merits in the upcoming year.

When searching for a fruit basket for Jewish New Year choose hampers which contain traditional symbolic fruit as well as all time favorites like dates, figs, nuts, dried and fresh fruit. Consider the number of recipients and choose the size of the basket accordingly. Make sure everyone has a chance to enjoy your delicious token!

Kosher Gifts for Rosh Hashanah

Jewish holidays often center around food and Rosh Hashanah is no exception. Jewish New Year is traditionally celebrated in a big company of relatives and friends who share the festive meal together.

There can never be too much food at a festive table that’s why giving gourmet gifts for Rosh Hashanah is a great idea. But since many Jews stick to number of strict eating regulations, you should consider giving Kosher basket which will suit any taste and diet. Chocolate, cookies, baked goods, cured seafood, wine, we can ensure that your recipients will enjoy each and every product because our Kosher Rosh Hashanah gifts baskets are designed to reflect holiday traditions and satisfy any cravings.

Wish L’Shana Tova – Happy Sweet New Year – to your family, friends, or business associates in Israel, US, or other country worldwide. Treat your recipients to any of our Rosh Hashanah gift baskets that will convey your warmest, sweetest New Year wishes and bring happy smiles of appreciation and gratitude on their faces.

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