Stick to tradition if you haven’t, and break it if you have. Rosh Hashanah is a day of rest, casting off the old year and making wishes for a sweet new year to come. Try dipping apple or pear slices into premade caramel dip.
Sound the shofar! When Jericho fell, it was the shofar and the shouts of the children of Israel that brought down the City’s walls. Tracing its origins back more than five thousand years, the shofar is one of the oldest wind instruments in recorded history. Today, the shofar has a special significance and place in the lives and culture of Jewish people.
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.
The bottom line is that I am not here to bash religion at all. Whatever you believe is fine with me. If you want to go to church every Sunday, go for it. If you want to go to Temple, more power to you. If you’re a Buddhist, good for you.
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.
While Rosh Hashanah is a holiday with diverse and symbolic food customs, there are some foods that are not recommended for the High Holy Day. Traditionally, nuts are not eaten on this Day. Also, foods that increase phlegm, such as fatty foods and milk products, are not suggested.
I asked what many of the celebrations were like and he said that his family has celebrated ever since he was a young boy. Rosh Hashanah wasn’t for a couple of more days but he wanted to get in the spirit early and his family has a week-long cherishing of the event that includes eating apples and honey with bread.
The other group that differed in this stance of appointment was outraged, the Shiites. They believed that the torch should have been handed down by blood to someone in Muhammad’s family and today, their heritage can be traced back to Muhammad’s daughter, Fatima. Thus, the schism of sects occurred. The Sunnis believed in capability and the Shiites believed in blood when handing down political power and is still used today in Muslim nations.
I hope you found this recipe for egg bread (challah) easy and fun to make for the Jewish New Year. I know I did. Happy Rosh Hashanah and until next time, remember the Budget Bash mantra: make it simple, delicious, stylish, fun & economical to all!