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 […]

All About the Tallit

The Tallit (often called a prayer shawl or Tallis, with many spelling variations) is perhaps the most recognizable and universal Jewish ritual object, with a rich history going back millennia. But what is it really? Where does it come from? And why do Jews wear it? The basic origins of the Tallit go back to […]