The wish for a good and sweet year extends to other aspects of Rosh Hashanah’s feasting. Remember that if a shofar has a crack or is damaged in any manner, it would not provide you with good results.
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.
For the ordinary wandering Jews wanting to be accepted back into the fold and finding the door closed, maybe it’s just easier to walk down the street to a church. There Jews can just accept Jesus (a fellow Jew), be declared “saved” and know they will go to heaven. And they can do this on any day of the week free of charge.
Spring is the second most popular, followed by fall and winter. Only about thirteen percent of weddings are held in the winter, even with Valentine’s Day! The reason for this is simple. As wedding costs continue to increase, more and more couples are planning casual, outdoor affairs. And you simply can’t do that in the dead of winter. We must also consider that teachers and other trained professionals have vacation time in the summer.
September is also back to school time. If you’re planning on including children as flower girls or ring bearers, you should talk to their parents early to make sure they can make it to your wedding.
September 19th is one of the Boston Party Planning Page’s favorite holidays. International Talk Like a Pirate Day began with two goofy guys who wanted an excuse to talk like pirates. Gather yer scurvey mates and throw a party with eye patches and rum!
Another special food we eat on Rosh Hashanah is honey. First we dip challah, braided egg bread, into honey. The challah is baked in a spiral shape symbolizing the continuity of Creation. Then slices of apple are dipped as we say a prayer asking God for a sweet year.
While most craft and discount stores won’t have a ram’s horn handy, there are many other ways to make your crafty wind instrument. For younger children, opt for the paper tube method, a coned birthday party hat. For older children, you may want to try the paper mache method. For the small children, simply shape your tube into a cone or just remove rubber and frills from the birthday hat. Once you have a cone shape, decorate! For more advanced children, take a wavy balloon and cover with paper mache. Once the paper mache dries, pop the balloon with a pin and remove it from the center of the paper mache. Add a cone shaped mouth piece and your child will have a very cleverly fashioned shofar to show and share.
The chill in the air in September can be the perfect way to make your reception a warm cozy affair. Take your cues from the colors of the season and you’ll have a wonderful fall reception. Be mindful not to over lap with the other special occasions in September and you’ll have a wedding reception that will be long remembered.