Friday, September 18, 2009

A new year opens

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Rosh Hashana began tonight, the first day of the new Jewish year 5770.

Pomegranates are traditionally eaten for the first time at the Rosh Hashana table.
They are said to have 613 seeds, just as the Torah contains 613 mitsvot/commandments.
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My yard is graced with several rimon trees. I picked the big pomegranate, and the little one was stuck to it.
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A blessed new year to you all. Shana tova!

16 comments:

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

What a wonderful tradition! Happy New Year, Dina. May this coming year be a prosperous and peaceful year to you.

Btw, curious, have you or anyone ever really counted a pomeranate seeds?

Cloudia said...

My good things and health cling to you as tenaciously, Dina.

sweet new year!

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Dimple said...

Thank you, Dina, and a blessed new year to you!
I love pomegranates because they are so prominent in Scripture, from the temple network to the High Priest's robe. I'm sure that God put them there on purpose to show some truth. I had not heard until reading another post (Robin's?.. Leora's?.. someone's, anyway!)about the 613 seeds...

Petrea said...

A blessed new year to you too, Dina.

Green said...

Happy Rosh Hashana! :)

USelaine said...

L'Shana Tova, dear friend.

Pietro said...

Happy New Year to you, Dina!
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Have you any news of Catherine of Paris ("The five of us")?

Yaelian said...

A little belated Rosh Hashana wishes to you Dina! Shana Tova!

Kay said...

A very happy new year to you, Dina! I used to love pomegranates when I was a kid and could pick it off the trees on the way home from school.

Hilda said...

A blessed new year to you and all your loved ones, Dina!

That's an interesting custom about pomegranates! Which I have such a hard time pronouncing, by the way ;)

Alec said...

Song of Solomon 8:2.

B SQUARED said...

Shalom!

JM said...

I never knew the english name of this fruit! :-) There is a pomegranate tree right outside my door.
Happy New Year, Dina!

JM said...

The portuguese word for promegranate is 'romã'.

spacedlaw said...

I love pomegranate, Ours are not yet ripe although the irst ones have indeed showed up at the supermarket, from Israel, no less!

mirae said...

Happy New Year Dina, may you have another year filled with divine grace and blessed be your journal!!!!

HUGS AND SHALOM AND LOVE AND LIGHT