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Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is the first of the Jewish High Holidays. In 2023, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on September 15 and ends at nightfall on September 17. The specifics of how Jewish people celebrate Rosh Hashanah vary depending on background, upbringing, and level of observance, but Rosh Hashanah customs include reciting blessings, prayer and self-reflection, and enjoying a meal with loved ones. Many Rosh Hashanah traditions revolve around symbols intended to usher in a fruitful new year, so when it comes to ideas for the best Rosh Hashanah gifts, these are a great place to start your search.
Maybe you're looking for Rosh Hashanah hostess gift ideas, so you can have something thoughtful to bring to Rosh Hashanah dinner. Perhaps you're on the hunt for the best Rosh Hashanah honey gifts to give to friends and neighbors who celebrate. Or, it's possible you just want the cutest Rosh Hashanah cards to send to your family members across the miles, wishing them "Shanah Tovah" (a good year). Whatever type of Jewish New Year gift you need, our guide can help.
No matter if you know about Rosh Hashanah or you need a refresher on the basics; we've noted why each of these gifts is significant to the holiday. From customary gifts like honey jars to modern gift ideas that might just encourage you to start a new tradition, these are the best Rosh Hashanah gift ideas of 2023 — or 5784 on the Hebrew calendar.
Jamie Kravitz (she/her) is the digital editor at Woman's Day, where she oversees the brand's digital platforms and covers holidays, food, and more. Before joining WD in 2021, she was a digital editor at the Rachael Ray Show. Jamie has over five years of experience writing relationship, entertainment, home, and gifting content for publications including The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, Insider, and Elite Daily. She graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Writing, Literature and Publishing and lives in Brooklyn with her cats, Lumos and Linus.
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