When is Rosh Hashana? Rosh Hashana starts at sundown on September 13 and ends at sundown on September 15.
Giving gifts is a great, simple way to ensure that the Jewish New Year is sweet for you and all those you love. Rosh Hashanah, the “day of remembrance,” is the perfect time to show your friends and family that you’re looking forward to another wonderful year with them in your life.
Challah Connection customer Andrea L. stresses the importance of showing others we care by giving them gifts on this holiday. “Giving gifts on Rosh Hashanah is a great way to let people whom we can’t be with know we’re thinking of them and is a great way to say thank you to those who will be hosting us,” Andrea said.
The Jewish New Year is all about forgetting past sins and making room for new ideals. Sending someone a gift is the perfect way to start off the New Year with a mitzvah (a good deed). Some customers emphasize that not only is giving gifts important, but more specifically, giving gift baskets. “It’s simple; everyone gets gifts during traditional (non-Jewish) holidays, while not many people receive Jewish New Year Gift Baskets,” Challah Connection customer Robert B. said. Robert sends gift baskets to his clients for the Jewish New Year as a way to stand out. If you were to visit one of his clients during the Christmas and New Year holiday, you would see countless bottles of wine and gifts baskets. But on Rosh Hashanah, you would see far fewer. “If you’re looking for a way to differentiate yourself, send something that will stand out,” Robert said.
Another Challah Connection customer, Faye C., loves giving Rosh Hashanah gift baskets as well, especially specialized ones from Challah Connection for everyone in the family. “Since it’s the new year, it’s nice to give gifts. Challah Connection was very accommodating when I was giving a gift to my young granddaughter; they helped me pick out a tambourine,” Faye said. Starting off the New Year right isn’t only about refreshing your relationship with yourself by casting off your sins. Freshening up relationships with friends and family is a part of the process as well. “Everyone to whom I’ve given gifts have been very grateful and appreciative,” Faye said.
So don’t forget to remember your family and friends this Rosh Hashana, through the giving of gifts.
L’Shana Tova! In Hebrew, this means, have a sweet year!
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