Beforehand, tell both the family and your friend all the “good news” about each other. Large serving dishes can be used for the cold offerings. So I’m here to ask you to think before you mindlessly wish me a Merry Christmas.
Maybe you are a member of a synagogue or havurah and you don’t need to worry about this. You have a ticket in your hot little hand because you paid your dues this year.
A little hole shouldn’t be a problem, right? Glue and plaster will do the trick! Not so fast. Once a shofar has a hole or crack in it, it cannot be mended — it is rendered prohibited on the spot and cannot be used in a synagogue on Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur.
So, how much have we been positively impacted by the High Holidays this year? As a community in Cincinnati, have our lives been touched at all or changed?
September has a couple of holidays you should look out for. Labor Day is the first Monday in September. This might be a great time to have your wedding and take advantage of the extra day off. If you plan to have our wedding around Labor Day, just make sure to note that with your wedding invitation as some might not realize the date of the holiday.
It is common, therefore, to find Rosh Hashana cards with a picture of the Lord, sitting in judgment upon His throne, with two books open before Him. These are the Book of Life and the Book of Death. Those who have been totally righteous are immediately inscribed in the Book of Life. The evil and wicked, on the other hand, are immediately written down in the Book of Death.
The first order of business is to wish all of you out there l’shana tova u’metuka, a happy and sweet new year! I hope all of you had a good Rosh Hashanah and are well on your way to making this year the best yet!
Not the rest of the year. Attend Shabbat services or any minor holiday free of charge. That’s fine. But on those large important holidays – the two that make up what we know as the High Holy Days or High Holidays – you can only come in the doors of the sanctuary with a ticket.
Bring to a boil, 1/4 cup of honey, 1 tbsp. water and 1 tbsp. lemon juice. After cake has cooled for 10 minutes, poke holes around the cake and drizzle the sauce on the cake, making sure to get the sauce into the holes.