Rosh Hashanah: A Time For Renewal

Rosh Hashanah: A Time For Renewal

When I was in my twenties, I used to party in the Hamptons in the summertime. It is a religious holiday for the Jewish community and is celebrated on the first and second days of Tishri. But for everyone else, the process requires some cerebration.

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.

The U.S. should have nothing to do with the Iraq War. Our government knows nothing about the internal functioning of their culture and Islam as a way of life and being is unfathomable to Christian Americans. No matter who you put into power as president in Iraq today, it will always be contested because the leader will always be biased towards their sect (Sunni or Shiite) and one or the other will always end up being discriminated.

Curious, I kept asking about the tradition and he explained the dramatic ram’s horn is blown in synagogue and his family takes a walk from their home down to the creek at sunset to cast off their sins. I was close enough to my friend to ask him what the holiday means to him personally. He said something that was both emotional and mind blowing. He said that Rosh Hashanah gives him a chance to cleanse his soul. It makes him realize that even when we fail to obey G-d that hope springs eternal for a new day. He told me that no matter how much we feel separated from G-d, sunrise on a new day brings his love back to us.

Next, mix together the rolled oats, flour, cinnamon, brown sugar and salt. Cut in the 1/3 cup of butter till the mixture looks a bit like bread crumbs. Sprinkle this over the top of the apples. Heat oven to 375 degrees and bake for up to 50 minutes or until the top is brown.

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.

The same principles apply to Yemenite kudu horns as well, though these shofars are considerably longer, of course. A 30-inch kudu shofar will cost around $100, while a jumbo kudu shofar, which is typically about 48 inches (yes, that’s right, four feet long) can cost $200 or more.

In England, King Henry VIII, gave each guest a pomander, tied with a sprig or rosemary.for remembrance, as a sign of esteem and a token of good luck. Later in England husbands gave their wives pin money to buy pins, but the custom disappeared in the 1800’s as pins began to be produced by machine. From this custom comes the phrase pin money.

When I was in my twenties, I used to party in the Hamptons in the summertime. It is a religious holiday for the Jewish community and is celebrated on the first and second days of Tishri. But for everyone else, the process requires some cerebration.

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.

The U.S. should have nothing to do with the Iraq War. Our government knows nothing about the internal functioning of their culture and Islam as a way of life and being is unfathomable to Christian Americans. No matter who you put into power as president in Iraq today, it will always be contested because the leader will always be biased towards their sect (Sunni or Shiite) and one or the other will always end up being discriminated.

Curious, I kept asking about the tradition and he explained the dramatic ram’s horn is blown in synagogue and his family takes a walk from their home down to the creek at sunset to cast off their sins. I was close enough to my friend to ask him what the holiday means to him personally. He said something that was both emotional and mind blowing. He said that Rosh Hashanah gives him a chance to cleanse his soul. It makes him realize that even when we fail to obey G-d that hope springs eternal for a new day. He told me that no matter how much we feel separated from G-d, sunrise on a new day brings his love back to us.

Next, mix together the rolled oats, flour, cinnamon, brown sugar and salt. Cut in the 1/3 cup of butter till the mixture looks a bit like bread crumbs. Sprinkle this over the top of the apples. Heat oven to 375 degrees and bake for up to 50 minutes or until the top is brown.

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.

The same principles apply to Yemenite kudu horns as well, though these shofars are considerably longer, of course. A 30-inch kudu shofar will cost around $100, while a jumbo kudu shofar, which is typically about 48 inches (yes, that’s right, four feet long) can cost $200 or more.

In England, King Henry VIII, gave each guest a pomander, tied with a sprig or rosemary.for remembrance, as a sign of esteem and a token of good luck. Later in England husbands gave their wives pin money to buy pins, but the custom disappeared in the 1800’s as pins began to be produced by machine. From this custom comes the phrase pin money.