At present, summer is the most popular time for weddings in America. An event with many guests will require a well coordinated and thought out array of apples and honey. This article gives tips on how to celebrate the coming of the Jewish New Year.
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.
Turn the chicken breast over, brush the remaining sauce over the chickens and cook, uncovered for another hour to hour and half. Make sure the chickens are golden brown and the sauce runs clear.
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Many Jews, especially families of Sephardic and Mizrahi origin have a special ceremony at home comprised of foods with symbolic meaning. For example, the pomegranate is eaten because it has 613 seeds. Since the Torah reports 613 mitzvot we must perform, we pray that we can perform as many good deeds as the pomegranate has seeds.
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.
Each day from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur represents all the respective days of the coming year. Thus Sunday represents all the Sundays of the coming year and Monday represents all the Mondays and so forth through Saturday.
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?
This is why Paul could say, “The times and seasons.you know perfectly,” 1Thess 5:1-6. Many Christians recognize Easter as a paganized holiday. What do Easter eggs and bunny rabbits have to do with Christ’s resurrection? This year, instead of Easter, why not celebrate communion on the eve of 2nd Passover, Sunday evening, May 10, and remember to “watch” in prayer, reflecting on the whipping and pain Christ took for us as we watch like He said, Matthew 26:38, Revelation3:3.