Yom Kippur Fact File

Sep 25, 2017  |  By Sarah Gold
Yom Kippur Fact File Shofar

The most solemn day in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur takes place on the 10th of the Hebrew month Tishrei – 10 days after Rosh Hashanah. The serious Day of Atonement comes complete with a unique set of rigid rules and customs which are intended to highlight the day’s somberness and truest meanings. Yom Kippur Commandments   Five different things are forbidden on Yom Kippur. They are: Eating and drinking […]

 

Rosh Hashanah Trivia Time!

Sep 18, 2017  |  By Sarah Gold
Rosh Hashanah trivia

The New Year is a fantastic opportunity to sit down with your family. But with two full days of the festival (this year three as Rosh Hashanah leads straight into Shabbat) you may find you’re running out of interesting conversation starters. Here are some Rosh Hashanah trivia points to fascinate your friends and family!   We call Rosh Hashanah festival the Jewish New Year, but did you know that there […]

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Classic Rosh Hashanah Honey Cake

Sep 14, 2017  |  By Sarah Gold
Rosh Hashanah honey cake sweet new year

Rosh Hashanah simply wouldn’t be complete without a delicious, sticky honey cake to serve up for breakfast, dessert, or afternoon tea throughout the holiday. A decadent combination of sweet honey and warm spices, it’s great with coffee after a long morning at synagogue and for me, it’s the true taste of the Jewish New Year! This recipe is the hands-down favorite at our office, so we highly recommend it for […]