Other Arab countries with Sunni majorities have followed suit. They have everything including baby food and instant meals. Also, the Satmar Butcher and Meat Market (82 Lee Ave.) is where all the Hasidic Satmar sect go for chicken, beef and lamb.
Rosh Hashanah is known as the Jewish New Year. As a matter of fact, we are in our 5770th year. It arrives at sundown on September 18th. Rosh Hashanah is a time for people of the Jewish people to repent for their sins and try to find ways to better their lives. So how exactly do we celebrate this wonderful holiday? This article gives tips on how to celebrate the coming of the Jewish New Year.
No matter the amount or work and planning they put into, a wedding is not just about two people. It is about religion, tradition and the joining of two families. Couples should be sensitive to tradition when they plan their nuptials.
According to the Mishna, there are two different forms of shofar used in the Temple. The first type, made of ibex horn and ornamented with a bell and gold, was sounded at Rosh Hashanah (New Year) and during the Jubilee (Yovel) Days. The other shofar was made of a ram’s horn ornamented with silver. This special shofar sounded on fast days. After the destruction of the Temple, the use of the shofar began to be exclusively used for religious ceremonies and events.
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.
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.
The Jewish Calendar has twelve months, with Tishrei being the seventh month in the year. Your child can make their calendar using a standard month/calendar template with 35 squares. Using a traditional and Jewish calendar as guide, your child can mark the days of each month. Using stickers, markers and colored pencils, your child could add special occasions such as High Holy Days, the phases of the moon, other holidays, and birthdays to their calendar. In creating this useful and colorful Jewish calendar, your child will better understand days of the week, changes in seasons, and the dates of coming holidays.
While most craft and discount stores won’t have a ram’s horn handy, there are many other ways to make your crafty wind instrument. For younger children, opt for the paper tube method, a coned birthday party hat. For older children, you may want to try the paper mache method. For the small children, simply shape your tube into a cone or just remove rubber and frills from the birthday hat. Once you have a cone shape, decorate! For more advanced children, take a wavy balloon and cover with paper mache. Once the paper mache dries, pop the balloon with a pin and remove it from the center of the paper mache. Add a cone shaped mouth piece and your child will have a very cleverly fashioned shofar to show and share.
Our destiny, our fate for the next year remains sealed not until next Yom Kippur, however, but until we make a new choice, think a new thought, get into a different emotional pattern.or God feels the need to take us in hand. That’s cocreation at it’s best.