Holidays

The Rosh Hashanah Seder

September 18, 2008, by

Symbolic Foods and Why We Eat Them, With Recipes As Rosh Hashana approaches, the preparations begin. And at my home, that’s an understatement. Getting clothes in order, setting up the seating chart at the synagogue, taking haircuts, you name it! All of these things must be done. And of course, I’m thinking through my menus […]

Make Ahead Meals for Rosh Hashana

September 18, 2008, by

We are about to come to the Days of Awe, when observant Jews contemplate their lives and their values, their relationships with people and with their Creator. The season begins at sundown on Monday, September 29, 2008. Jewish families throughout the world will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the New Year 5769. It concludes with Yom Kippur, […]

Rosh Hashana: Recipes Beneath the Apple Tree

September 17, 2008, by

Why do we specifically dip an apple in honey on Rosh Hashanah? One of the primary reasons why we use an apple is because of its sweetness. Coupled with the added sweetness of the honey, it is symbolic of the ultra-sweet year we hope Gםd will grant us. I suppose, however, that you are asking […]

Something Sweet, Something Savory: Recipes for Rosh Hashana

September 10, 2008, by

It has been revered since Biblical times as a symbol of fertility, good health and immortality. Celebrated by King Solomon in the Song of Songs, this tangy, many-seeded fruit with its crimson-hued, leathery shell was abundant in the Garden of Eden and is even thought by some scholars to have been the real “apple” that […]

A Jumble of Holidays

September 10, 2008, by

There’s an old joke in the Jewish community: The High Holidays are always either early or late; they’re never on time! Well, this year they’re late (Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on September 29th). But aside from that, this year Shabbat begins one day after Yom Kippur ends (the evening on October 10th). Sukkot, of […]

Rosh Hashana: A Meal With Merit – Pomegranate Recipes

September 10, 2008, by

With Elul upon us and the school year just beginning, most of us are out of ‘summer vacation’ mode and well into ‘getting back into the swing of things’. So here are some special recipes for the upcoming holiday season. They are Rosh Hashana themed but obviously not limited to that holiday alone! Wishing you […]