Next, apples are dipped into honey and a prayer for a sweet year is offered. For older children, you may want to try the paper mache method. He was also tough as nails and played the World Series on a broken ankle.
I work for the Los Angeles Unified School District. We have Monday off due to Rosh Hashanah. I want to explain this holiday to my students, but know very little. Would you please educate me?
Peter doesn’t get it. This is “the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Far be it from Him to humbly stoop down before His imperfect disciple and wash his feet! Peter has the right motives, but the wrong understanding. Jesus corrects him: Let Me serve you. You cannot be My disciple otherwise. Why? Because you must be all about emptying yourself and serving others – all the time – as you spread My Good News to all nations.
September is also back to school time. If you’re planning on including children as flower girls or ring bearers, you should talk to their parents early to make sure they can make it to your wedding.
Rosh Hashanah is about enjoying the fruits of your labor and celebrating the coming of the New Year. You can do this by making some of the delicious cuisine that is made during Rosh Hashanah. Some of the best recipes include Jewish Apple Cake (one of my favorites), Brisket, Chopped Liver, Gefilte fish, and apples and honey. Have a whole bunch of family and friends over to celebrate the hope that comes with the New Year.
New York temple Chabad of the West 60s is trying to make it easier for observant fashion industry workers to accomodate both their job and their religion, by offering free services for Fashion Week attendees.
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.
I have gone through many metamorphoses from the most extreme “I don’t celebrate Christmas” or “Happy Hanukkah to you” to the middle of the road “Thank you and happy holidays to you” to ignoring the slight. That’s how I see it – a slight. A total ignorance that not everyone celebrates the same holidays and that it is rude to put up a Christmas tree on public land without symbols for other religions.
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.