Rosh Hashanah Quotes, Sayings, Greetings

Each culture has its own ethnic New Year, often based on the traditional calendar. Asians follow the lunar calendar; Muslims marks the first day of Muharram; Americans and Europeans use the Gregorian. For the Jewish people, Rosh Hashanah is that special day. On this day, Jews from around the world hold special religious services and greet each other with words of blessings. Celebrate the Jewish holiday with this small collection of Rosh Hashanah quotes, sayings and greetings. Happy Rosh Hashanah to all!

"May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year."

"And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the Children of Israel that on the first day of the seventh month you will have a Sabbath, a memorial of the horns, a holy gathering."

"So as we observe the state of the nation and the world, see their progress and their struggle, we can and we should observe the state of our own being. Not only in terms of how much more we are doing, observing and learning, but also in terms of how much more deeply and sensitively we are living." Rabbi David Lapin

"May it be Your will that we be like the head and not the tail."

"What you give for the cause of charity in health is gold; what you give in sickness is silver; what you give after death is lead."

"They will not injure nor destroy in all my holy mountains for the earth shall be as full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea."

"May it be Your will, Lord our God and God of our ancestors that you renew for us a good and sweet year."

"As we dip our apples in honey, we pray for an additional measure of sweetness. May we continue to grow in our commitment to our faith, our people and community. May all Jews experience blessings in the year ahead, and may the world become a better place for all your children." Rabbis Bennett Miller & Eric Lankin

"They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion, and they shall be radiant over the goodness of the LORD, over the grain, the wine, and the oil, and over the young of the flock and the herd; their life shall be like a watered garden, and they shall languish no more."