No matter the amount or work and planning they put into, a wedding is not just about two people. Honey is probably the main sweet food associated with the Jewish New Year. You tell me Merry Christmas is a general term and not a religious term.
There are so many Kosher food items that you cannot find in a regular grocery store and unless you live near a specialty store, you have been out of luck. That is until the internet came along and brought the stores right to your living room. These stores have everything from soup to nuts and a lot of special items as well. If you are ordering perishable foods, the shipping will be extra because the need to get them to you fast, but it is so worth it.
If you celebrate the holiday of the Jewish New Year, otherwise known as Rosh Hashanah, you are probably familiar with some of the more traditional meals and may be looking for new dinner recipes. There are several great options out there for menu choices. All the dishes for Rosh Hashanah have a special meaning and tradition that is special to recognize. Here are a few new Rosh Hashanah dinner recipe ideas for you to consider.
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?
The shofar also serves as a symbol of the Jewish people and their covenant with G-d. The call of the shofar represents breath and life. The bend of the horn represents man’s sin. The use of ram’s horn recalls Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his own son as part of his obedience to G-d and G-d’s ultimate offering of the ram as an alternative sacrifice.
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.
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.
Yom Kippur (September 28, this year) is when Jewish people celebrate the Day of Atonement. It is fitting to continue with the “Happy New Year” or “Shana Tova” greeting all the way through Yom Kippur as this whole period is considered the start of the new year. You could also wish your Jewish friends a “Good Signing” (in the Book of Life) or the Hebrew equivalent “Hatima Tova,” but it is more apprpriate to use that only for greeting the more orthodox of your Jewish friends. They are the ones most likely to use such a greeting. Given Yom Kippur is a fast day, you could also wish your Jewish friends an “Easy Fast” or the Hebrew equivalent “Tzom Kal.” Gifts are not given for Yom Kippur.
This rendition captures the heart of Chassidic philosophy. Responsibility for our actions and our future are dependent on man, not G-d. It is we who ultimately determine our fate.