Finally, when you’re dressed, got your bread, got your meat, now it’s time to get your sweets. Do you know how many adults I run into whose parents torture them over having to marry within their religion?
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.
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.
In the alternative of eating the fish head, pike, carp, tilapia, whitefish, and salmon are commonly served. In some homes, whitefish, tilapia and cod are made into gefilte fish and served with broth or tomato sauce.
This glossary of Rosh Hashanah terms is meant to help people understand more about the holiday. These words come directly from the Siddur (see below for definition) that my mother uses to say the prayers during the holidays. Once a person knows the meaning behind these words, they will have the general understanding of one of the most important holidays in the Jewish religion. I hope everyone has a happy and healthy year to come!
Set up a positive bond when a new boy/girlfriend comes to a holiday dinner with your family. Beforehand, tell both the family and your friend all the “good news” about each other. Introduce discussion topics both have interest in. If you are the newbie in the family, bring an incredibly thoughtful gift for the occasion, ask questions and listen a lot. Appreciate any and all good things about the meal, the house and the family members and remember to tell them what you enjoyed!
Gehringer would have better seasons and win a MVP award of his own. His double play partner, Billy Rogell never won a MVP and enjoyed his finest season in 1934. The leadoff hitter batted .296 with a .392 OBP setting the table for the thunder behind him. He scored 114 runs, rapped 175 hits, had 32 doubles, and knocked in 100 with only three home runs. He was also tough as nails and played the World Series on a broken ankle.
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?
In the dining room, let your children create special placeholders for each guest. If you have time and money, take your children to a pottery store to paint their own kiddush cups. You also can buy simple metal goblets from a home store and have your children decorate the stems.