Day: September 12, 2020

Fish

Fish

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A wish for fertility and growth One of the Shabbat mitzvot says Pru vRvu. And with eating a fish we ask to be as many as fish in the sea to grow our community and peoplehood. P.S. The health properties of fish and the phosphor are so well known that they are believed to contribute […]

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Gezer

Gezer

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It’s a carrot literally translated from hebrew  In Easter Europe we cut the carrots to look like the money and pray for parnasa and good income as from Yidish Mehren – increase. From the hebrew, the word can  mean  to cut and to decree. And again we ask for a good judgment.  P.S. Who doesn’t […]

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Kara

Kara

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Represented by a pumpkin  This siman has a double word play in hebrew. Depends on the spelling it may mean to tear/ to rend or proclaim With this Siman we ask that our bad decrees be torn and our good merits be proclaimed(already getting ready for Yom Kippur). P.S. pumpkin besides being beautiful and tasty […]

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Silka

Silka

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Represented by beets or beetroot leaves. The wish for freedom and growth is Siman that comes from the Aramaic work Salka and sounds like Hebrew Lehistalek that means to retreat to work away (usually used as a rude one). With this we wish to be free from enemies and achieve freedom and growth. So many […]

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Karti

Karti

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 leeks or scallions  Karti sounds like hebrew word Yikartu – will be cut off. It’s a little bit like with a Siman of  date then we ask for the bad times to stop now we ask for the bad people to leave us alone and on the positive note to be surrounded only with good […]

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Rubia

Rubia

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Rubia comes from the Yirbu – to increase or to plentiful. Usually symbolized by green string beans as well as  Libyan Siman for prosperity that uses sesame seeds – it’s hard to count them and we ask that this year be the year of prosperity and that we will have enough to share. Sharing is […]

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Pomegranate

Pomegranate

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Rimon in hebrew. Midrash says that Rimon has as many seeds as  there are Mitzvot ( commandments) that are given to the people of Israel. 613 ( I never counted myself and you?) of them   365 Mitzvot don’t do and 248 Mitzvot do. That is also full of symbols 365 Mitzvot don’t correspond  to […]

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