The first order of business is to wish all of you out there l’shana tova u’metuka, a happy and sweet new year! Of course, we are only talking about small savings here. Someone blows into the Shofar when it is Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur.
Your Jewish neighbour has invited you to celebrate Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah (literally “head of the year”), is the Jewish New Year. If you have been invited to a meal to celebrate the New Year, here are some facts you should know and some ideas for gifts to give.
So I’m here to ask you to think before you mindlessly wish me a Merry Christmas. I do not celebrate Christmas; I celebrate Hanukkah. I may celebrate something else or I may be an atheist. Let’s embrace all our difference with a generic Happy Holidays and not allow our bosses to fire us if we refuse to say Merry Christmas to customers.
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated in late September or early October. The Chinese use the lunar calendar dating back 4,000 years to the waxing and the waning of the moon. Their New Year falls between January 21 and February 19. Hindus celebrate the first day of each season, so they celebrate four times each year.
Fish is frequently eaten. You may be surprised to see a fish head on a platter on the table. Fish are so numerous, that they are often used as a symbol of fertility and prosperity.
Before buying a shofar you should always test it for quality. Remember that if a shofar has a crack or is damaged in any manner, it would not provide you with good results. You can fill it up with water to see if it leaks. If it does, it is not of good quality.
Turn the chicken breast over, brush the remaining sauce over the chickens and cook, uncovered for another hour to hour and half. Make sure the chickens are golden brown and the sauce runs clear.
Mercury will turn direct next month, and October will have its ups and downs. There could also be some unexpected political actions towards the end of the month. Check back next month to find out more.