Some scholars say the types that relate to the second advent will be fulfilled at the time of the symbolic service. But Passover, in the middle of Nisan, begins the Jewish liturgical year. Also, it is a divine summons to repentance and improvement.
Use the therapist’s secret. When you’re facing a battleaxe relative, win by refusing to fight. Accept comments about your appearance, weight or singlehood that used to upset you with a nod and say “That’s the way you see it.” This really throws them and saves you from a lot of holiday stress.
As all good, observant Jews are well aware, the best spot to hit in North Williamsburg for all your holiday delicacies is Lee Avenue. As The Brooklyn Paper reminds us, “Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are only a week away.” Time for all observant Jews to begin feasting before they begin fasting. Consider the following Williamsburg haunts for all your requisite schmear.
When you think of Rosh Hashanah you think of challah! These round loaves of braided egg bread are one of the most recognizable food symbols of the holiday. During this High Holy Day, challah loaves are shaped into rounds, spirals (ladders) or birds. These shapes are symbolic of the cycle of life, hope that prayers rise to heaven, and the continuity of creation. Depending on preference and family recipes, sweet fruits such as raisins or even honey are added to the loaves to make them extra sweet.
Another special food we eat on Rosh Hashanah is honey. First we dip challah, braided egg bread, into honey. The challah is baked in a spiral shape symbolizing the continuity of Creation. Then slices of apple are dipped as we say a prayer asking God for a sweet year.
In the alternative of eating the fish head, pike, carp, tilapia, whitefish, and salmon are commonly served. In some homes, whitefish, tilapia and cod are made into gefilte fish and served with broth or tomato sauce.
September is a good month to be Ms. Smarty Pants. September is both Classical Music Month and Read-A-New Book month, so start a book club and throw a party. Feature classical music as guests arrive and choose a new book for everyone to read. Then, gather again in October to discuss the book.
Avi Glatt has a huge variety of hard to find Kosher food items. They are a complete grocery store with dairy, meat, produce, bakery and meals. Some of their items are Schmerlings dill/annet falvored cheese spread 6 portions for $6.69, House Special BBQ Ribs Dinner for $20.99 and Fresh Pollock Fillets for $4.79 1 lb.
The chill in the air in September can be the perfect way to make your reception a warm cozy affair. Take your cues from the colors of the season and you’ll have a wonderful fall reception. Be mindful not to over lap with the other special occasions in September and you’ll have a wedding reception that will be long remembered.