As we mentioned earlier, June is the most popular month for weddings. Some simply look like traditional piggy banks and others ornate boxes. He was also tough as nails and played the World Series on a broken ankle.
The Yankees have won 27 World Series titles, but the Detroit Tigers have had what is considered the greatest outfield and infield in history. The 1915 outfield of Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford, and Bobby Veach is considered the greatest ever. Their infield counterparts from 1934 are likewise highly rated. The quartet drove in 462 runs in dominating the American League and leading Detroit to its fourth pennant. Their offensive production rates them the greatest infield of all time.
A little hole shouldn’t be a problem, right? Glue and plaster will do the trick! Not so fast. Once a shofar has a hole or crack in it, it cannot be mended — it is rendered prohibited on the spot and cannot be used in a synagogue on Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur.
Played like a French horn, the hollowed shofar sounds vary from plain deep notes, treble trills, moaning sounds, and staccato beats. During rituals, three basic sounds are emitted from the shofar- the tekiah (bass), teruah (treble), and shevarim (three connected short sounds.) The shofar is blown in a sequence noted by a blend of the three sounds.
Many Jews, especially families of Sephardic and Mizrahi origin have a special ceremony at home comprised of foods with symbolic meaning. For example, the pomegranate is eaten because it has 613 seeds. Since the Torah reports 613 mitzvot we must perform, we pray that we can perform as many good deeds as the pomegranate has seeds.
So now everyone can enjoy the sweet taste of honey cake on Rosh Hashanah and all year round. Here’s the recipe. We use whole whet flour and no one is the wiser.
When it comes to accessories, a basic velvet pouch may cost just $15 and up for a ram’s horn pouch, but a long pouch can be over $40. A simple stand can be found for as little as $10, while a hand-painted wooden shofar stand can cost $35 or more.
In an act of mercy, the Creator gives us a ten day grace period, to “get our act together”. These ten days, which fall between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, are referred to as the Ten Days of Penitence.
Park East has some very interesting Kosher food items like the Zomick’s Butter Cream Layer Cake for $14.98, Mini Broccoli Knish, package of 8 for $3.98 or Potato Pudding from Tray for $5.98 lb.