Despite that, he had to break up with her because she was not Jewish. There are 365 calendar days (or more) to choose from. Special care has to be taken after blowing the horn. For devout Jews and Christians, weekend ceremonies may not be an option.
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.
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.
Now it all boils down to Iraq. Think logically; in the 2000 elections here in the US there was uproar because the race was so extremely close and every vote was critical. It was hysteria in both the Democratic and Republican parties. Now add fundamental religious extremists and strict laws abiding by the Qu’ran. You have Iraq. Whoever is running the country at the time will most certainly transfer his religion into all departments and rid himself of the other Islamic sect. But why can’t they live in peace, surely Jews and Christians coexist peacefully in the White House?
Does this seem backwards to anyone but me? Shouldn’t we be letting in the wandering Jews who want to pray on the High Holy Days – the ones who don’t come the rest of the year – in the hopes of getting them to come back on Shabbat? Shouldn’t we be helping them do t’shuvah, return to Judaism and to God?
September has a couple of holidays you should look out for. Labor Day is the first Monday in September. This might be a great time to have your wedding and take advantage of the extra day off. If you plan to have our wedding around Labor Day, just make sure to note that with your wedding invitation as some might not realize the date of the holiday.
Lee Avenue in Williamsburg is not just for the immediate neighborhood; Jews from all over Brooklyn come to Lee Avenue to find all the Kosher delights and other items for meals and services. Lee Avenue has actually expanded as the “growing Hasidic community in South Williamsburg” has all but demanded the growth.
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.