Rosh HaShana Dinner — Cards, Customized Invitations, Dinner Plates and More
This year, Rosh HaShana, the Jewish New Year, falls on September 20-22 both in Israel and in the Diaspora.
Consult this link to get the exact candle-lighting time for your location.
The Meaning of Rosh HaShana
Rosh HaShana commemorates the beginning of the ten Days of Repentance that end with Yom Kippur. Before the holiday officially begins, observant Jews gather by a body of water and do Tashlich, a symbolic act of throwing one’s sins into the water to be carried to the depths and away. Some throw pieces of bread into the water to represent the sins for which they ask forgiveness. Not all denominations of Judaism engage in this practice.Tashlich represents only the start of the process of asking forgiveness. Being able to “throw one’s sins into the water”, involves identifying them. In this way one grows clear about the ways in which one wants to improve one’s spiritual health.
The shofar, a ram’s horn, is sounded on Rosh HaShana as a call to repent. The shofar also commemorates the Binding of Isaac – when Abraham was called by God to sacrifice his son, the son through whom God was supposed to fulfill the promise of seeing the seed of Abraham grow into a nation. Seeing that Abraham put his full faith in God and was prepared to sacrifice his son, an Angel came and told Abraham to release Isaac and sacrifice a ram instead.
While there is this solemn aspect to Rosh HaShana, it is also a time to wish for a happy and healthy year. Jews eat certain foods that symbolize the hope for a good year. Challah is dipped in honey in some homes. What is most familiar to all is the eating of pieces of apple dipped in honey. The honey represents our wishes for a sweet year. Pomegranate, with its multitude of seeds, is also commonly eaten on Rosh HaShana. The seeds represent the good deeds one hopes to accomplish over the year; the religiously observant Jew will see the seeds as representing the Mitzvot or Jewish Laws with which he or she will comply.
My Rosh HaShana Designs
Some people have family Rosh HaShana dinners; others have parties. You can see the designs I put together on the three Rosh HaShana dinner or party invitations showing below. Each of these three designs is on greeting cards, postage stamps, envelope labels, paper plates, placemats, coasters, stickers, napkins, gift bags for wine or other gifts, gift boxes (wine or other gifts), gift tags, wrapping paper and ribbon.
If you see a design you like but that does not appear on a product you would like to purchase, just write to me and I will set it up for you. If you would like something changed, for example a background colour, the text font, or the wording and you do not know how to do that yourself, just write and ask me for some help.
I hope you find something here that you will enjoy as much as I enjoyed designing them. To see all 70 available products with these Rosh HaShana designs, click here. To the individual product advertised, click on the image.
Rosh HaShana Designs by Other Artists on Zazzle
I am showing you plates because it is easier to see the designs when they are all on a similar product. Below the products set I will show you how to look for other items on which you can find the same design, if the artist has prepared any. At the very end of this article, you can find three special collections I found on Zazzle. Hope you are not overwhelmed by all the beautiful choices.
How To Find Other Items With The Design You Like
If you see a product above that you like, and you click on that product, you open a page like this (the melamine plate is no longer available so the product that clicks open is the same design on a paper plate):
If you scroll down that page, you will see a place that tells you how many other products this artist made from the same design. You can click on the number of products and that will open up a new page with all the relevant products on it. In this case, there are 297 products with the same design. This is an unusually large number.
Three Special Jewish New Year Collections
EveStock has designed a unique set of Rosh HaShana products, including cookies and aprons, among other things. Click on the image to see her entire selection of 76 products.
And here are 2 special collections by a wonderful Zazzle designer from Spain. Click on each image to see all 160 items she has in the blue series and 68 in the second series.
I hope you have a wonderful Jewish New Year. And please let me know if you would like me to prepare a product especially for you using one of the three Rosh HaShana designs I have put together for the holiday.