Passover is only few days away; it will last from April 22nd – April 30th. Spend this week showing your love and appreciation for the important people in your life. Brighten your friends’ homes with beautiful flowers, send fresh fruits to your siblings, mouthwatering kosher baskets for family and help your loved ones relax with an indulgent spa gift. If you’re not sure what to send, our gift experts are standing by 24/7 to help you pick out the perfect basket.
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What is Passover?
Passover is a festival of freedom which commemorates the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt.
Jews all over the world celebrate Passover for seven days and, while the date varies from year to year, it’s always the same on the Jewish lunar calendar: the 15th day of Nissan, the first month of the Hebrew monthly calendar year, typically falling in mid-spring.
The main ritual of Passover is the Seder — a festive meal with family which occurs on the first night of the holiday. During the Seder a number of symbolic foods are served including wine, matzah bread, and other all kosher dishes.
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.
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.