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Flowers for the Jewish New Year

Rosh Hashana begins on the evening of Wednesday September 24th and ends on the evening of Friday September 26th. And whether you’re hosting or attending a get together in honor of the Jewish New Year, don’t forget the flowers!

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The Perfect Host Gift

Flowers make the perfect host gift. And when you use a local florist, you can be sure that your gift matches the theme of the occasion. Want flowers arranged using a shofar? If you provide the horn, your local florist can put together a wonderful design for you. And if you ask far enough in advance, they may be able to find a shofar so you don’t have to! Don’t show up empty-handed. Bring flowers!

The Perfect Decoration

Is there a better way to decorate your home for Rosh Hashana than with a floral accent? And when you use your local florist, you are sure to get flowers that contain all the traditional elements. Whether you’re looking for centerpieces for the table, a thematic arrangement for flavor or anything else that you might need, your corner flower shop is the place to go. They have the creativity to help you with ideas and the ability to meet and exceed your expectations.

Celebrate this Jewish New Year with flowers!

Do You Love Jewish Holidays As Much As I Do?

Doubt it. However, I’m not Jewish. I’m unfortunately very Gentile (goyum) but have a fascination with Jewish people, customs, traditions and holidays. They are quite enthralling! If you’re like me, you’ll love what I discovered when browsing the new features on the Flower Shop Network website. We recently added the ability to add Jewish holiday pages to florists’ online websites. How cool! Now I won’t have to get terribly creative when the Jewish holidays roll around. I can simply click, browse, buy and be done with it. Sweet!

Bar & Bat Mitzvahs In The Temple

Bar & Bat Mitzvahs In The Temple

These cool pages definitely pique my interest. What do you think? I’ve included a link to the pages (just click on the title of the holiday below) as well as some information about each holiday for the rest of the Jewish-loving gentiles among us flower folk. I greatly encourage you to read more about each of the holidays. The history behind them is full of richness and intricately woven with passionate, scriptural detail. Enjoy!

**Interesting note, all of these holidays are celebrated from the sunset to sunset rather than midnight to midnight. This means most Jewish holidays span two days on the Caesarian calendar commonly used today.**

Rosh HaShanah (ראש השנה) — Rosh HaShanah is the Jewish new year. It is a holiday that occurs ten days before Yom Kippur, another major holiday. These two days are known as the “Days of Awe” in Hebrew. In English, they are called the “High Holy Days”. Officially the day falls within the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar because it is believed that God created the world in this month (Tishrei). The start of the Hebrew calendar is the month of Nissan which marks the date the Jews were freed from slavery in Egypt.

Rosh HaShanah is a peaceful holiday. Similar to a New Year’s resolution, the Jewish people believe that God will use the two days of Rosh HaShanah to decide who lives and who dies in the coming year. Therefore, the Hebrew people are encouraged to reflect upon their lives and their habits and give thought to what they will correct in the future. They are also encouraged to make amends with anyone who they have caused to suffer wrongdoing in the previous year.

(Send flowers for Rosh HaShanah or view the new Rosh HaShanah eCommerce website for florists)

Passover (Pesach) — Passover (Pesach) commemorates the establishment of the Jewish nation, or rather the birth of it centuries ago. Passover is celebrated on the fifteenth day of Nissan, the first month of the Hebrew calendar. Christians and Jews alike recognize passover, or at least the story of it, as the story itself is a huge part of both Judaism and Christianity (which recognize the same God).

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