Happy New Year Greeting Jewish 2019
What Is Shanah Tovah? Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Greetings
The importance of the customary New Year wishes
The Jewish new year isn’t only an opportunity to reestablish our make plans to shed another fifteen pounds. Or maybe, it’s the time when our destiny remains to be determined as G‑d surveys our previous year and chooses whether or not to recharge our rent on His planet. All things considered, Jewish welcome for this season (the Jewish New Year is in the fall) mirror our petitions for a decent, sweet year up ahead.
The catch-all welcome you can use for the whole season is “Shanah tovah” (שנה טובה), which signifies “Great year.” “u’metuka” (ומתוקה), and sweet, is once in a while added as far as possible.
Here are some different welcome that you may hear:
Before Rosh Hashanah, individuals wish each other “Ketivah v’chatima tovah”(כתיבה וחתימה טובה) “A great engraving and fixing [in the Book of Life].” On Rosh Hashanah eve, as we come back from synagogue benefit, it is customary to welcome each other with “Leshana tovah tikatev v’tichatem” (לשנה טובה תכתב ותחתם). When welcoming a female, this is adjusted to”Leshana tovah tikatevee v’tichatemee” (לשנה טובה תכתבי ותחתמי). This signifies, “May you be composed and fixed for a decent year.”
From twelve on Rosh Hashanah, when our destinies are as of now composed, until Yom Kippur, when our destinies for the coming year are to be fixed, we wish each other “Gemar chatimah tovah” (גמר חתימה טובה), “A great last fixing.”
Presently for the Yiddish form: The standard wish is for “A gut gebentsht yohr,” “A great and favored year” (א גוט געבענטשט יאהר). What’s more, since convention reveals to us that our destiny isn’t generally fixed until Hoshanah Rabba, the standard welcome for that day is “A gutten kvittl” (א גוט’ן קוויטל), “A great engraving.”
Regardless of what we say, the primary concern is to wish each other a decent, sweet year with our entire existence – on the grounds that that is the thing that G‑d esteems the most.