Rosh Hashanah is fast approaching and with it the impending judgment of all Creation in accordance with the Divine plan. At the same time, this day marks a tremendous opportunity to also awaken in ourselves a sense of personal renewal as we strive to inscribe ourselves in the Book of Life, and ultimately making it a celebration for the promise and hope that the New Year brings.
To symbolize new beginnings, it's the perfect time to renew our Rosh Hashanah experience itself. How so? Here are the top Rosh Hashanah gift ideas for 2014:
- Candlesticks: The ceremonial lighting of the candles signals the beginning of the holiday, and what better time and place to emphasize the theme of renewal than with a pair of new decorative candlesticks to bring the joyous light of Rosh Hashanah into the home.
- Challah Boards: A challah board or tray is one of the centerpieces of every holiday table. Choose from a wide array of stunning traditional and contemporary designs to adorn you table with style and elegance. Don't forget a stylish challah cover too!
- Honey Dishes: While the rest of the year we dip our bread in salt, on Rosh Hashanah its honey, as an omen for a sweet year to come. Take your pick from a wide variety of beautiful honey dishes to add a sense of joyful elegance to this ancient custom.
- Pomegranate Art: As one of the seven native species to the Land of Israel, the pomegranate is referenced throughout the Bible, while according to Jewish tradition its many seeds represent righteousness, abundance, and wisdom, making it a staple of the Rosh Hashanah table, as well as a popular and elegant decorative motif throughout Jewish art.
- Kiddush Cups: One of the most iconic pieces of traditional Judaica, a new Kiddush cup from one of Israel's most prominent contemporary artists lends a new energy to this ancient ceremony.
- Tallit: A brand new talllit is a great way to infuse your prayer experience with a sense of renewal and exhilaration. Whether you are looking for a more traditional design or want to combine tradition with a more contemporary blend of materials, colors and/or decorations, your options are many.
- Jewish Calendar: As the Jewish people begin their new year, it’s a good time to connect to pick up a new Jewish calendar. This unique collection of fun and inspiring Israeli calendars are a wonderful and practical to decorate the wall.
- Shofar: The shofar is the primary symbol of the Jewish New Year, when its primal voice has the unique power to wake up our soul to the presence of its Infinite source. Ever thought about having your own? Think again.
Indeed, there is something for any home and for any budget. So get the year started with a sense of newness you can feel and touch (or taste!), and may it be a symbol of a deeper sense of renewal to take you into the year ahead.
Shop today! Happy New Year!