Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

Finding Yom Kippur’s Secret Joys

Shortly after the sweetness of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, comes another holiday of equally great importance: Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Considered to be the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur is an often misunderstood holiday because of how it is observed. Marked with a strict 26-hour long fast day, hours […]

Exploring Rosh Hashanah’s Honeyed Traditions

The first of the Jewish High Holidays, Rosh Hashanah is a time of prayer, remembrance, festivities, and of course, sweet delicious food! During this two-day holiday, we celebrate the start of the Jewish New Year with special services (don’t forget your Machzors!), Shofar blowing, exciting new fruits, and apples dipped in honey. There’s also a […]