Then ask them what sweet thing they would like to do this year for another person. Couples spend between seven and twelve months getting ready for their big day. On the first night challah and apples are dipped with honey.
The start of Passover is just a few weeks away. If you are planning on observing this holiday, but don’t feel like cooking, you may want to consider stopping by Glenview House in suburban Glenview. Chef Grant Slauterbeck has put together a tasting menu of traditional Seder foods that promises to please any palate.
When the Romans invaded England, they found the Druids celebrating New Year’s Day on March 10. The pagan priest would cut off branches of mistletoe on this day and carefully allow them to fall onto a sacred blanket. The branches would then be distributed among the Celtic people to be used as magical charms and for protection against evil spirits.
A shofar is a type of music instrument which is made from the ram’s horn. The horn is hollowed out and it is blown as a part of the ritual during certain holy days like Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah at certain services. Shofar is an item which is not owned by all Jews. In fact, it is considered to be a very special item which is handed down from generation to generation. If you are interested in purchasing your own shofar then you would have to be quite careful since shofars tend to be quite expensive.
Allow the dough to double and then take out and divide into three equal portions and braid. Or just make a loaf and create a circle to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.
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?
As it had in ancient times, the shofar is significant to the celebration of Yom Kippur also called the Day of Atonement. Taking place on the 10th day of Tishrei, Yom Kippur is recognized as a day of fasting and rest. Since the blowing of the shofar is considered a call for repentance, on this Day, Jewish people around the world seek to atone for their sins. The special horn is sounded at the end of the fast.
So don’t forget when Christmas comes around to wish me a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I like Christmas. especially when I get to dress up in a Santa Claus outfit and beautiful women sit on my knee.