September 14, 2012 12:10 am at 12:10 am #604894
Ive heard some very interesting ones lately ;)….I know some people have chex, so they get alot of checks that year, or my sister said we should have berry sucking candies for a berry successful year ;)…far fetched but cute lol..Does anyone else have any other funny or traditional simanim they’ve heard ofSeptember 14, 2012 2:22 pm at 2:22 pm #1184762
My uncle has mayonaise for – “????? ??? ????? ?????? ??????”September 15, 2012 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm #1184763
the mishna berura says you can make up your own things that sound like other things. For example yogurt is gut yohr, banana is bon anne, raisins and celery for rise in salary etc etc. There are more, cant think of them at the moment. Can you?September 19, 2012 2:14 pm at 2:14 pm #1184764
I wanted to do cashews, but my dad said i’d go nuts!!!September 19, 2012 2:15 pm at 2:15 pm #1184765
We told my cousin who is just starting Shidduchim that DATES are very good to have on ??? ????, and she found some sort of siman for a honey moon.September 19, 2012 6:22 pm at 6:22 pm #1184766
in my family we have a mesora that booze is a good siman for booze.September 20, 2012 8:43 am at 8:43 am #1184767
Kahlua for a ??? ???.September 20, 2012 5:51 pm at 5:51 pm #1184768
My family eats dates so that I will get some dates… I guess they want me married off.September 20, 2012 6:25 pm at 6:25 pm #1184769
Cashews are nuts so one should avoid them on Rosh Hashanah.September 20, 2012 6:32 pm at 6:32 pm #1184770
I also eat dates so that I’ll have a lot of dates. 🙂
The WolfSeptember 20, 2012 6:49 pm at 6:49 pm #1184771
I’ve heard of cutting a pear in half to “find the other half of your pair”.
Dates seem like a bad siman b/c dating sucks; getting married is the ikkar.September 20, 2012 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm #1184772
I mean, of course, Dates for dating. Dates is i siman for having enemies destroyed, so that’s great.September 20, 2012 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm #1184773
WIY: Only Egoz has the Gematria of Cheit. So not all nuts. Only walnuts, hazelnuts, and anything else that can legitimately be called an Egoz. Peanuts, for example, are fine. I don’t know if cashews fall under the catogry of “Egoz”.September 21, 2012 1:07 pm at 1:07 pm #1184774
Hey, anyone have a head of a sheep this past Rosh hashana? or any interesting exotic shehechiyonu fruit?September 21, 2012 1:26 pm at 1:26 pm #1184775
Someone asked my if they should get a sheep head. I told them to get a lamb chop and say “yehi ratzon that we should be a rib and not a tail).September 21, 2012 2:12 pm at 2:12 pm #1184776
Yeast and shoe polish: May we rise and shine!
Graham Crackers: May we lose weight, gram by gram!
Venison: May we be written in the buck of good life!
Fruity Pebbles: May this year rock!
Squash: May our enemies by squashed!
Sesame Paste & Blimp Rubber: May we Halvah Goodyear!
(I made those up myself, last year)September 21, 2012 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm #1184777
TMM: You ate shoe polish and blimp rubber? Something tells mean that’s a great Siman for a quick trip to the hospital.September 25, 2016 6:20 pm at 6:20 pm #1184778
The sefer Seuda Secrets by Rabbi D. Meisels has some interesting stuff about this. (It is a chassidishe sefer).
E.g., Belz does not eat apple dipped in honey, because apparently there are opinions that the honey is not tofel and perhaps would require a bracha, and to avoid the shaila, they refrain from eating it altogether.September 26, 2016 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm #1184779
I’ve been told to eat dates so that I would have a lot of dates (or maybe not a lot – just good ones). I was at my best friend’s house the Rosh Hashana after I was told that, and I wanted to eat a date, but I was too scared of bugs. She was even more nervous about bugs than I was, but she ate one in my zchus since I didn’t want to. Is that a good friend or what!!!
(Now, I’m waiting for all the comments about how irrational it is both to eat dates for a segula and to be scared of eating dates because of bugs and to let your friend do it for you because you are too scared to do it yourself…)September 26, 2016 4:08 pm at 4:08 pm #1184780
Rav Moshe Heineman SHLITA of the Star K has a minhag to eat half a raisin and a piece of celery to “have a raise in salary”.September 27, 2016 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm #1184781
Ironic, since both of those have tolaim issues.September 27, 2016 1:24 pm at 1:24 pm #1184782September 27, 2016 1:55 pm at 1:55 pm #1184783
I don’t know.
The cRc says: “RAISINS. Acceptable Without Certification. All domestic are acceptable even without a hechsher. Does not need to be checked for insect infestation”
StarK: Raisins. no checking required.
ChofK doesn’t mention checking. Just that they should be stored in a closed container.September 27, 2016 2:15 pm at 2:15 pm #1184784
“Ironic, since both of those have tolaim issues.”
So, it is also a segula to work out the bugs.September 27, 2016 2:23 pm at 2:23 pm #1184785
Yes, raisins have been an issue with infestation.
Celery has leaf miners.September 27, 2016 2:54 pm at 2:54 pm #1184786
Why do the words “cute” & “funny” attached to the words “simanim for Rosh Hashana” make me feel uncomfortable?
And am I the only one?
Wishing all my fellow CR’niks enjoyment and Hatzlacha preparing for the upcoming Yom Tov!October 2, 2016 10:44 am at 10:44 am #1184787
My friend Gimpel eats lettuce, half a raisin & celery while sitting on the floor under the table because he says, “Let us have a raise in salary- In Cash!”October 2, 2016 11:33 am at 11:33 am #1184788
Just throw everything together in a blender and make a “Simanim Smoothie” (patent pending)…
Maybe we could get someone in the CR to write up a general Yehi Ratzon to cover everythingOctober 2, 2016 1:47 pm at 1:47 pm #1184789
everything as long as you have fun on rosh hashona:)October 2, 2016 2:03 pm at 2:03 pm #1184790
Everyone is talking about dates….can someone think of something for bishowsOctober 5, 2016 12:14 am at 12:14 am #1184791
Happygirlygirl – I think a bishow can be considered a type of date. It’s not that different from a sit-in date. I actually have done a few of those.
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