Rosh Hashanah Trivia Time!

Sep 18, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
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 Shira Goldstein
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 […]

 

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 […]