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It’s Rosh Hashanah! Send this holiday card to the mishpokhe you can’t hug

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For more than 500 years, Jews have been sending each other Rosh Hashanah greetings to feel connected, despite the long distances that separated them.

Now that coronavirus has made it difficult, again, to gather in person, the Forward invites you to join us in reviving the tradition of sending and receiving these holiday cards — called shone-toyves in Yiddish.

We hope you like these two cards — send either one, or both. Click here for the story behind the custom, and behind these cards in particular.

There’s lots of different ways you can send them to friends and family.

To send a printable version to friends and family download the PDF here. and here

To attach the image to an email, or to post on social media right click the images below and select “save image as.”

It’s Rosh Hashanah! Send this holiday card to family


Helen Chernikoff

Helen Chernikoff

Helen Chernikoff is the Forward’s News Editor. She came to the Forward from The Jewish Week, where she served as the first web director and created both a blog dedicated to disability issues and a food and wine website. Before that, she covered the housing, lodging and logistics industries for Reuters, where she could sit at her desk and watch her stories move the stock market. Helen has a Master’s of Public Administration from Columbia University and a BA in History and French from Amherst College. She is also a rabbinical school dropout. Contact her at chernikoff@forward.com and follow her on Twitter at @thesimplechild.

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