The summer is winding down, the school year is gearing up, and you want to throw a party. In this tradition, the fish is symbolic of many things. The easiest way to choose a date is by using a simple process of elimination.
Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish holiday that is also considered to be the Jewish New Year. Wikipedia states that “Rosh Hashanah is observed as a day of rest and the activities prohibited on Shabbat are also prohibited on Rosh Hashanah. You won’t want your children to do activities that are prohibited but you want them to enjoy the holiday and the traditions that go along with it. One of the activities your child can do is to color Rosh Hashanah coloring pages. There are several places on the internet that have them and all you have to do is print them out before Rosh Hashanah for your child to color. This article will detail a few of the best places to get Rosh Hashanah coloring pages online.
The shofar is unique in that it is a musical instrument typically created from the horn of a kosher male animal. According to Rabbi Moshe Gallante II’s Elef Hamagen, the horn preferences delineate with the curved ram horn, curved other sheep horn, curved other animal horn and straight ram’s horn being the order of most preferred to least. If non-kosher animal horns are used, there must be a special bracha or blessing. Still cow horns or antlered animal horns are not preferred.
The U.S. should have nothing to do with the Iraq War. Our government knows nothing about the internal functioning of their culture and Islam as a way of life and being is unfathomable to Christian Americans. No matter who you put into power as president in Iraq today, it will always be contested because the leader will always be biased towards their sect (Sunni or Shiite) and one or the other will always end up being discriminated.
Tzedakah is the Hebrew word for charity and it is fundamental Jewish mitzvah. At Rosh Hashanah, tzedakah is even more meaningful. Many Jewish homes have tzedakah boxes, and a wonderful way of teaching children the joy of giving is by having them create their own tzedakah boxes.
Peel and slice the apples and arrange them in a greased baking dish. Next sprinkle with lemon juice and spread the honey over the top of the sliced apples and lemon juice.
In an act of mercy, the Creator gives us a ten day grace period, to “get our act together”. These ten days, which fall between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, are referred to as the Ten Days of Penitence.
According to prayer, Jews are not supposed to do any service work during the two days of Rosh Hashanah. While I would love to be able to do this, it is not always possible. Sometimes we just have to fulfill life’s demands. It does not look like I will be able to take off from work this year. However, I will definitely try to take off in the future.