How to Make New Year's 2019 Sweeter with Rosh Hashanah Gifts
With one of the biggest holidays in the Jewish calendar just around the corner, you're probably thinking that now’s the time to make your pre-Rosh Hashanah checklist. You're obviously going to need a few things to make sure that everything goes as smooth as honey, but don’t sweat it; we’ve got you covered with this handy 2019 Rosh Hashanah Buying Guide!
First on the list… Honey! Since biblical times, honey has played a big part in Jewish tradition both figuratively and literally. Indeed, the Torah itself describes the Land of Israel as a place that “flows with milk and honey,” and even millennium later, this is still true. Today, Israeli companies like Lin’s Farm produce some of the finest natural honey in the world thanks to Israel's flourishing wildflower fields and hardworking honeybees. If you truly want a taste of Israel this Rosh Hashanah, Lin’s Farm Pure Wildflower Honey would be our top pick!
Now that we’ve covered the honey, naturally the next item on our list is, of course, a great Honey Dish! As we mentioned before, Israel is a land flowing with milk and honey. Therefore, it makes sense that Israel would also be a place of honey dishes. After all, where else are you going to put your delicious Israeli honey? Used from Rosh Hashanah until Sukkot, honey dishes come in many shapes and styles, so whether you're looking for something sleek and modern or timeless and traditional, we’re sure you’ll find what you're searching for right here made by Israel's best artists! Just check out the chic honey dishes from Laura Cowan or the colorful designs produced by Dorit Judaica or Lily Art to discover the perfect holiday centerpiece for your Rosh Hashanah table!
Next up… Pomegranates! Since pomegranates also play a pretty big role in Rosh Hashanah, no doubt you’ll want to consider getting yourself a nice pomegranate-themed item to really tie everything together! As one of the Seven Species of Israel, you’ll find a lot of pomegranates in Israeli Art, Jewelry, Judaica, and Home Décor, so whether you're just looking for something cute and small like a Marina Pomegranate Charm, or something more holiday-oriented like a spectacular Rosh Hashanah Seder Plate, we certainly have something special for you!
Up next on our list is definitely essential to any authentic Rosh Hashanah experience! Since Rosh Hashanah prayers are a bit different, you’re going to need a special Machzor if you want to follow along with your synagogue’s services. Specifically written for Rosh Hashanah, Machzors contain everything you need to have a truly meaningful prayer service, and like most prayer books, there are many types of Machzors, so come pick out the perfect one for you from our outstanding selection of top-quality Machzors! We carry everything, from Ashkenazi and Sephardic versions, Hebrew/English editions, to compact and full-size styles, Sets and more from Israel's leading publishing houses, Koren and Hadar Judaica. We especially love the Koren Sachs Hebrew/ English Compact Rosh Hashanah Machzor, so be sure to check that one out first!
We saved the best for last, so up next on our Rosh Hashanah list is… you guessed it! Shofars! Typically made from either a Kudu Horn or Ram’s Horn, Shofars play such a significant role during Rosh Hashanah that the Torah calls the holiday Yom Teruah, meaning, “A Day of Blowing.” Indeed, Shofars are mentioned so frequently in the Torah that when you think about how Jews are portrayed in art and media, you’ve probably imagined a Tallit-covered man blowing a Shofar. After all, has there ever been a more iconic “Jewish” image? Easily one of the most enduring symbols of Judaism, a Shofar’s beauty is rivaled only by its sound, so if you’ve been looking for ways to make this year’s Rosh Hashanah extra special, start by exploring our diverse range of premium-quality Israeli Shofars to find the Shofar that’s perfect for you!