Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Yr, begins at sunset on Friday, September 15, 2023 this 12 months. It ends at sunset on Sunday, September 17, 2023. The identify of the vacation in Hebrew actually interprets to the “head of the 12 months.” Rosh Hashanah is the primary of the Jewish Excessive Holidays, adopted by Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement. Whether or not you are new to Judaism, celebrating Rosh Hashanah for the primary time, or need to want a colleague, buddy, or cherished one a cheerful Jewish New Yr, you could be questioning about the perfect Rosh Hashanah greetings to make use of.
Is it acceptable to want somebody a Joyful Rosh Hashanah?
Whereas Rosh Hashanah is a celebratory vacation, it’s also a solemn one. For Jews world wide, it’s a time to mirror on the nice and the unhealthy of the previous 12 months and put together to enhance themselves and their communities within the 12 months to come back. That being mentioned, sure — you possibly can want these observing Rosh Hashanah a cheerful, good, or candy new 12 months. Listed here are a number of straightforward Rosh Hashanah greetings you possibly can say or ship in English:
- Joyful Rosh Hashanah!
- Have a candy new 12 months!
- Have a very good and candy new 12 months.
- Wishing you a cheerful and wholesome new 12 months.
What’s the correct greeting for Rosh Hashanah?
Should you’re inquisitive about the best way to greet somebody on Rosh Hashanah in Hebrew, there are a number of acceptable phrases which can be generally used. The customary Rosh Hashanah greeting is Shanah Tovah in Hebrew, which suggests “[have a] good 12 months.”
You might also hear L’shanah tovah, which means “for a very good 12 months.”
Different frequent Rosh Hashanah greetings
There are a number of different iterations, together with Shanah tovah umetukah
(שנה טובה ומתוקה), which suggests, “[have a] good and candy 12 months.”
A extra formal Rosh Hashanah want is L’shanah tovah tikatevu v’techatemu, which interprets to, “Could you be inscribed and sealed for a very good 12 months.” That is in reference to the E book of Life.
In Yiddish, Rosh Hashanah greetings embody a intestine yor (אַ גוט יאָר), which means “a very good 12 months” and a intestine gebentsht yor (אַ גוט געבענטשט יאָר), which means “a very good blessed 12 months.”