How would Joseph take advantage of the ultimate opportunity? Their effort played a major role in Detroit’s success and has stood the test of time. And, like all other new years, you want to spread the cheer and the word.
Now the interesting thing is that I always thought that I was alone in my dislike for honey cake, but when I got married, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that my wife also did not care for it. So our Rosh Hashanah cuisine always consisted of traditionally sweet foods but the cake of choice was not honey.
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.
The shofar has a unique shape that is the result of the natural horn being flatten and heated. Once hollowed, the horn may resemble a streamlined cornucopia or a series of waves. Depending on Jewish school of tradition, Askkenazic or Sephardic, the shofar may or may not have a carved mouthpiece.
I admire decorated houses as much as anyone just as I would walk into a house with beautiful menorahs and admire those. I balk at the gaudy displays just like you who do celebrate Christmas think that particular display tacky and just as I would walk into a Jewish home and find extreme beliefs – well extreme.
One of the points I like to emphasize in Budget Bash is to make it simple and not stress out about preparing for a party. I made the challah the day before the Jewish New Year and will serve it at dinner on Rosh Hashanah day.
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.
At this time of year I think about the stories I’ve heard about poor Jews brining in strangers to share their meager Shabbat dinner, only to discover that their guest was Elijah. The rabbis and administrators at temples say High Holy Day tickets are necessary because there just aren’t enough seats for everyone. What if Elijah was turned away from attending Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur services for lack of a ticket? What if allowing in that one person for free who wants to repent on Yom Kippur brought about the World to Come?