Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

Avinu Malkeinu | Why is Rosh Hashanah Before Yom Kippur?

Sep 11, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein

You’re probably familiar with the Tishrei drill: At the beginning of the month, we celebrate two days of Rosh Hashanah; the next day is a minor fast called tzom Gedaliya;  and a week after that comes the solemn Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. This is followed by the Sukkot festivities. But did you ever stop to consider the order? On reflection, it seems a little strange that we celebrate our […]


Rosh Hashanah Menu Ideas for a Sweeter New Year!

Sep 07, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
rosh hashanah menu table dinner

Rosh Hashanah has some wonderfully weird food traditions: we dip round challah into honey (not salt), eat through a range of foodstuffs called simanim, and indulge in juicy, seed-filled pomegranates. We dip apples and challah into honey because sweet foods are seen as a charm for a sweet year ahead. Some people take this even further and completely eschew their standard festive staples in favor of a sweet-centric menu featuring honeyed […]


Rosh Hashanah: 4 Names Fact File

Sep 04, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
four names for rosh hashanah

Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – is on its way, and it’s time to start preparing for one of the biggest events in the Jewish calendar! Did you know that Rosh Hashanah is such a big day that it actually has four different names? Here’s what they are and what they mean: Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah literally means “Head of the Year”. The name first appears in the […]

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