Of course, we are only talking about small savings here. Both types of Muslims share the basic Islamic beliefs and articles of faith. The shofar has a unique shape that is the result of the natural horn being flatten and heated.
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.
Now I am about as Jewish as my dog. I’m a bad Jew. I can’t tell you what the Rosh in Rosh Hashanah is, or exactly what the Yom is in front of the Kapur. The closest I get to “Yom”ing is when I “ohmmm” in my yoga class.
Mix in a bowl the flour, salt and 1 tablespoon of sugar. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs until frothy and add to the flour mixture plus the yeast mixture, boiling and cold water and oil and mix for about 5 minutes either by hand or with a mixer and dough hook. I mixed the dough until there were no lumps.
Get your children involved. Too often, children aren’t involved in Jewish holiday preparation except Purim, which is a costume-clad holiday with similarities to Halloween. This year, have your children prepare parts of Rosh Hashanah. In the kitchen, they can cut the apples and pour the honey into little cups. Let them rip up a challah for honey-dipping. With supervision, they can braise the brisket.
Some of the highlights include National Flower Week (during the 3rd week of September) and National Dog Week (during the 4th week), so host a dinner party with fresh flowers or throw a fiesta for Fido.
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.
These are meant to be days of returning to being the image of God, clinging and attaching to God, and practising tzedakah, or righteousness and justice.
The chill in the air in September can be the perfect way to make your reception a warm cozy affair. Take your cues from the colors of the season and you’ll have a wonderful fall reception. Be mindful not to over lap with the other special occasions in September and you’ll have a wedding reception that will be long remembered.