During Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year it is traditional to eat lots of sweet food, or more properly, there is a custom to refrain from bitter, sour or tart foods.
This is to symbolize the wish for a sweet and pleasant year.
Despite this year (2020) throwing up a myriad of challenges I have no doubt that the Rosh Hashanah celebrations will find a way to go ahead.
Smaller family groups or Zoom conference calls!
A Sweet and Pleasant Year. What a lovely sentiment!
A Pomegranate is one highly held sweet New Year fruit.
A Bit of History of the Pomegranate.
Pomegranates have been cultivated in Israel (and throughout the Middle East) for thousands of years, and they continue to grow there in abundance.
The Pomegranate decorates columns in King Solomon's temple.
However Pomegranates are known as a popular "new fruit," eaten on the second night of Rosh Hashanah, even though they were well-known throughout the Mediterranean region during Biblical times.
A Sweet, Scarlet Fruit.
At Chessie's Fine Designs this long lived attractive, scarlet fruit is the backdrop for a Rosh Hashanah design.
The color, shape and overall botanical look of this sweet fruit allows the pomegranate to be featured on many personal custom designs.
Home and Table décor, monogram pillows and personal gifts such as coffee mugs, kitchen towels and gorgeous bathroom products that make lovely personal New Year gifts.
Here are 5 ideas to brighten your Rosh Hashanah tables.
1) Carry a theme through.
From your Rosh Hashanah dinner invitations to your table accessories. Decide on a theme
Elegant or something else.
2) Add a Sweet Bountiful feel to your Table.
Decorate the table with an abundance of sweet fruits, honey and seasonal flowers.
Apples and Pomegranates
Pots of Honey in elegant glass jars .
Seasonal foliage and flowers to add to your centrepiece.
3) Warm the Table.
Warm the table and create atmosphere with candles lighting up your centre piece.
4) Welcome your Dinner Guests.
Welcome your dinner guests and continue your chosen theme with
Personal table cards.
5) Impress your Rosh Hashanah Guests.
Impress your Rosh Hashanah guests with your own personal family wine bottle or drink bottle labels.
An there is just one more ingredient that doesn’t require listing---
Family, friends and laughter.
Eat, Drink, Celebrate.