Rosh Hashanah the Jewish new year is literally a ‘day of shouting and blasting “-It is the first day of the Jewish high holidays and is a time of praying in synagogue , personal reflection and the hearing and blowing of the shofar . It lasts for two days and commemorates the creation of the world. It is a judgement day and a time for asking of forgiveness of sins.
Symbolic foods eaten re: apples and honey, new fruits, challah, honey cake, fish, carrots and pomegranates.
Rosh Hashanah table decor is a time for creativity.
The luscious tables scape is organically elegant overflowing with black grapes, crisp apples and honey and a assortment of new fruits. As with all Jewish holidays the foods we eat are a highly symbolic part of the celebration.
Table decor starts with a crisp tablecloth and or table runner and the layers of decor can vary with individual napkins tied, placecards, beautiful crockery, cutlery and centrepieces .Small individual honey pots add a nice touch.
A Colour theme can vary depending on the mood being created. I love fresh crisp greens and white for Rosh Hashanah and this is readily achieved with greenery, beautiful white florals in season and green apples that can be displayed across the table or in vases of varying heights or rich earthy warm autumn tones using carrots, figs, grapes, pumpkins, beetroots, wheat, herbs, branches and shofars. The centrepiece lends itself to be accentuated with colourful details and a organic feel.
A mix of hues can work beautifully with stunning flowers in the centre and complimented with crockery and baskets filled with apples and nuts.
If you prefer something more simple, a apple placed on each setting with a calligraphed placecard for a bit of detail can look effective.
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