We can strive to be better and better if we constantly experience the significance of the High Holy Days. The sense of pride and superiority that the chief priests and Pharisees had adopted by Jesus’ time?
Maybe you are a member of a synagogue or havurah and you don’t need to worry about this. You have a ticket in your hot little hand because you paid your dues this year.
Set your intention for this holiday. You can make up your mind to have a happy holiday, no matter what your family relationships are like. Decide something like, “This is the happiest Rosh Hashanah or Thanksgiving I’ve ever had.” Remember to use the present tense. Instead of engaging in family relationship battles, as soon as it’s possible, give yourself your own fun-excuse yourself and go for a walk or make snow angels with the kids. As it is in other life situations like work and career, setting your intention, is the most important step. This holiday you will probably be just as happy as you decide to be.
If you prefer to buy from Israel, you can find a number of online dealers. You can also find shofars at your local Judaica dealer, but prices are often marked up significantly.
Honey is probably the main sweet food associated with the Jewish New Year. On the first night challah and apples are dipped with honey. A prayer is then said asking God for a sweet year.
One obvious advantage of planning a wedding out of season is the price. Reception halls offer deep discounts to couples who get married when things are slow. After all, these establishments operate year-round, which means that they are forced to offer special deals to attract business during the slow season. It is also important to note that winter is a great time to visit the Caribbean. Not only are prices low, but special packages are offered to newlyweds. That may be why the region is the most popular honeymoon destination for Americans.
Mix together 1 cup oil, 1 and 1/2 cups sugar, 3 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 cups flour, 3 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cinnamon. Add milk mixture. Put in bunt pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
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.
Glenview House will offer this unique tasting menu from March 25 through April 2 between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. The restaurant is located at 1843 Glenview Road in Glenview. You can find out more at the Glenview House website.