The minhag (custom) is to see or eat Rosh simanim at the both Rosh Hashana evenings. It is also found in the Gemara ( תלמוד בבלי, מסכת כריתות, דף ה', עמוד ב' – דף ו', עמוד א) that the main point is to see them and not necessarily to eat. So the question intensifies, why not eating the simanim also or instead at Rosh Hashana morning (and not at night), so it will be easier to recognize and see them?

  • Many people only do simanim on the first night.
    – N.T.
    Sep 18 at 16:59
  • According to some opinions, there is no obligation to have a meal by day on Rosh Hashanah
    – שלום
    Sep 18 at 19:20
  • Heard a nice vort that Rosh Hashanah is all about crowning Gd as long and we do this during the daytime. But when, then, are we able to focus on the upcoming new year being good, and to focus on teshuva thoughts? This is in the nighttime, and is why we do the Simanim then Sep 18 at 20:14


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