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Rosh Hashana, postzegel 2011

Rosh Hashana, postzegel 2011

Fish Head
One eats a piece of a fish head, saying: “May it be Your will… that we should be the head and not the tail”. It is customary to recite additional blessings based on the characteristics of fish, such as “we should multiply as fish” or “that You should watch over us with the open eye of a fish” (fish do not have eyelids so their eyes are always open).
Among some ethnic groups it is customary to eat a piece of a sheep or ram head, rather than that of a fish, reciting the blessing “and remember the ram of Isaac”, alluding to the ram that was sacrificed in lieu of Isaac.
Locatie: Israel
Datum 2011-09-13

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