Still cow horns or antlered animal horns are not preferred. Christians are a bit less strict, but there are still a few days that are all but verboten. Have a whole bunch of family and friends over to celebrate the hope that comes with the New Year.
This Friday is the Jewish New Tear for 2009. Since the Jewish calendar is a luna calendar (the Christian one is based on a solar year) the date for celebration changes each year.
As all good, observant Jews are well aware, the best spot to hit in North Williamsburg for all your holiday delicacies is Lee Avenue. As The Brooklyn Paper reminds us, “Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are only a week away.” Time for all observant Jews to begin feasting before they begin fasting. Consider the following Williamsburg haunts for all your requisite schmear.
Tzedakah boxes come in all shapes and sizes. Some simply look like traditional piggy banks and others ornate boxes. For your child’s crafted box, they can use a shoe box, coffee can, cardboard sugar dispenser, or other containers with a lid. Have your child decorate the exterior of the container with traditional Jewish symbols, such as the shofar. Stickers, paper and paints are all good choices. Once their box is decorated, make sure that a hole or slit is cut in the lid. In the case of the sugar dispenser, you can simply expose the opening. With their box complete, give your child, depending on their age, real or toy coins to fill their box.
As we mentioned earlier, June is the most popular month for weddings. But each season has a top month for nuptials. Once the season has been selected, couples are encouraged to shop around for the best deals at reception halls and from caterers. If you are considering an outdoor affair, weather is always the most pressing concern. The spring may be wetter than the summer, but since most couples rent tents, it shouldn’t be an issue.
Chef Slauterbeck has experience making traditional Jewish foods, and he created a special Rosh Hashanah menu in September that was received well by food lovers in the Chicago area.
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.
By the time we threw an entire loaf my parents and sisters were all crying in each other’s arms. We walked back in silence. In my thoughts were imagining a ram’s horn and ultimate repentance to G-d for obeying. Though I don’t wonder when my ram will show up in a thicket, I am thankful for all of the times that a ram has helped me go on with my life in peace.