To get your guests in this reflective mindset, ask everyone what the sweetest thing they did in the last year was. I decided to make challah for the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) and thought I would share the process.
Rosh Hashanah is the start of the High Holy Days. It is the start of repentance. The Jewish people use the High Holy Days as a time to ask God for forgiveness and to try to make their lives better. According to the Jewish tradition, God decides who is going to live or die in the coming year. To sum it all up, Jews use this as a time to make peace with everyone they come in contact with. As Jews, we believe that God is willing to forgive people for their sins if they strive to make things better for themselves and others around them.
Couples who have a certain date in mind don’t have to bother with seasons or discounts. Tens of thousands of couples get married on Valentine’s Day, Christmas or on a date that is personally important to them. It could be the day they first met, their first date or even their parents’ wedding day. But for everyone else, the process requires some cerebration.
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?
Just like I think the job of President is way too big for one person, I believe God must be a huge committee of people. As for Jesus being spotted reincarnated on a grilled cheese sandwich. whatever.
So now everyone can enjoy the sweet taste of honey cake on Rosh Hashanah and all year round. Here’s the recipe. We use whole whet flour and no one is the wiser.
There is, however, a radically different interpretation of this story. The source is Rabbi Yaakov Yosef of Polnoye, commonly referred to by the name of his best known book, the Toldot Yaakov Yosef.
So don’t forget when Christmas comes around to wish me a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I like Christmas. especially when I get to dress up in a Santa Claus outfit and beautiful women sit on my knee.