But strangely enough, in Iran and Iraq the tables are turned. Regardless of the numbers, this does leave room for discrimination. In fact, it is considered to be a very special item which is handed down from generation to generation.
The New Year is a time to reflect upon the past, while looking forward to the future. It has been so since the early Romans, who dedicated the first day of the New Year to theirGod, Janus, keeper of the gate and the door.
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.
Couples who have a certain date in mind don’t have to bother with seasons or discounts. Tens of thousands of couples get married on Valentine’s Day, Christmas or on a date that is personally important to them. It could be the day they first met, their first date or even their parents’ wedding day. But for everyone else, the process requires some cerebration.
It is common, therefore, to find Rosh Hashana cards with a picture of the Lord, sitting in judgment upon His throne, with two books open before Him. These are the Book of Life and the Book of Death. Those who have been totally righteous are immediately inscribed in the Book of Life. The evil and wicked, on the other hand, are immediately written down in the Book of Death.
September is a good month to be Ms. Smarty Pants. September is both Classical Music Month and Read-A-New Book month, so start a book club and throw a party. Feature classical music as guests arrive and choose a new book for everyone to read. Then, gather again in October to discuss the book.
Let the finished dough loaf sit out at room temperature for another 45 minutes and brush on an egg wash and sprinkle poppy or sesame seeds if desired. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
Sound the shofar! It is more than just a ram’s horn! The shofar is both an important symbol of Jewish culture and an instrument that heralds significant festivals, covenants and beliefs of the Jewish people.