As we mentioned earlier, June is the most popular month for weddings. The bacteria in your saliva will interact with the animal tissue and may give out an unpleasant odor. In his left hand he holds a scepter a symbol of power.
Please don’t wish me a Merry Christmas. I know that statement conjures a lot of feelings – positive, negative, confusing, anger and others you may have felt when you read the statement.
The Toldot Yaakov Yosef lived in the mid 1700’s. He was one of the foremost disciples of the Ba’al Shem Tov, the founder of the Chassidic movement. His version of this tradition is as follows.
What is important is the person inside. Religion is something you either relate to or you don’t. So if you’re not religious and you are over thirty, it’s time to dig down deep and look inside yourself. Stop not dating people because your mother doesn’t want you to date them.
So, how much have we been positively impacted by the High Holidays this year? As a community in Cincinnati, have our lives been touched at all or changed?
Zara Market has a good variety of Kosher foods imported from Israel. You can try Tehina 100% Sesame $19.00 for 17.63 oz, Marble Halva $14.00 for 14.2 ozs or Carmel King David kiddush and dessert kosher red wine $40.00.
Tzedakah is the Hebrew word for charity and it is fundamental Jewish mitzvah. At Rosh Hashanah, tzedakah is even more meaningful. Many Jewish homes have tzedakah boxes, and a wonderful way of teaching children the joy of giving is by having them create their own tzedakah boxes.
Glasses: Any fine dinner starts with glassware. Serving drinks in normal glass tumblers or cups just isn’t appropriate for a fine dining occasion. Choose short or long stem crystal glasses for a real touch of elegance. Consider using beverage specific glasses if alcohol is to be served.
At this time of year I think about the stories I’ve heard about poor Jews brining in strangers to share their meager Shabbat dinner, only to discover that their guest was Elijah. The rabbis and administrators at temples say High Holy Day tickets are necessary because there just aren’t enough seats for everyone. What if Elijah was turned away from attending Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur services for lack of a ticket? What if allowing in that one person for free who wants to repent on Yom Kippur brought about the World to Come?