Rosh Hashanah Customs, Explained

Jul 28, 2021  |  By Abby S

Rosh Hashanah is the celebration of the New Year according to the Hebrew calendar. It is celebrated by millions of Jewish communities worldwide in a variety of ways. This year, Rosh Hashanah 2021 will begin at sundown on Monday, September 6 and end at sundown on Wednesday, September 8.  While a typical secular New Year celebration usually involves balloons, champagne, parties, and watching the ball drop in Times Square, the […]

 

Your High Holiday 2021 Prep Checklist

Jul 19, 2021  |  By Abby S

It feels like every year, the High Holidays sneak up on us, and we end up scrambling to make sure everything is ready to celebrate the Jewish New Year.  In 2021, Elul starts on Sunday, August 8 at sundown. Rosh Hashanah 2021 will begin at sundown on Monday, September 6. We want to make sure you don’t get caught off-guard this year, so we have created this High Holiday Prep […]

 

Rosh Hashanah 101: Apples and Honey

Jul 19, 2021  |  By Abby S

Honey is one of the central foods enjoyed by the Jewish people during Rosh Hashanah. Popularly incorporated into cakes, cookies, meat glazes, challah, and other foods, honey is also enjoyed on its own with apples throughout the High Holidays.  Honey has become an iconic symbol of Rosh Hashanah, just like pomegranates and shofars. But why do we eat honey and apples on Rosh Hashanah? What does honey symbolize? How did […]