Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

Avinu Malkeinu | Why is Rosh Hashanah Before Yom Kippur?

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 […]

Rosh Hashanah Menu Ideas for a Sweeter New Year!

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 […]

Rosh Hashanah: 4 Names Fact File

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 […]