Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, is on next Thursday, so I decided to make a little MOC for it.
First, holiday information:
Scroll down if you don't want to learn something new about Judaism.
There is a Jewish calendar (used today for religious observances by less religious Jews, and as the main calendar for more religious Jews.), and on the first day of the first month (Tishrei) we celebrate Rosh Hashanah, a two-days holiday which opens the "holidays" period,
On the eve of Rosh Hashanah (next Wednesday), there is a big meal, in which several traditional dishes are served:
Apples with honey, to make the next year sweet (it sounds better in Hebrew). it is one of Rosh Hashanah's main symbols.
Pomegranate seeds, so we will have many deeds and rights (as much as the pomegranate seeds)
Sheep head, so we will be "a head and not a tail" (again, in Hebrew it sounds much better). And don't think about it literally, it's a metaphor.
Fish (I don't remember why)-some people also serve fish head.
And many more dishes, depends on your origin (Jews around the world had different traditions)
On the synagogue, there are special prays for Rosh Hashaah, including blowing the Shofar, a ram horn, which is blown to open the gates of heavens, so god will hear our prays.
Now, to the MOC:
Rosh Hashanah's eve, התש"ע (a year on the Jewish calendar, which equals, more or less, to the period between September 2009 and September 2010)
The honey is here...
So are the fish...
We even brought the shofar...
And most important, the food...
The guests are here...
But something is missing.
Where is Flare with the apples?
I'm hungry. Can we start eating now?
No! Wait for Flare.
One hour later...
Flare: Well, your request was a little weird, but I no one has ever invited me to a Rosh Hashanah dinner...
A: I said apples, not chapels!
The SNOT baseplate:
Hmm, I wonder if LEGO and honey tastes good...
If my information is wrong, blame my parents and my teachers
Edited by Rufus, 15 June 2011 - 08:38 PM.