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Rosh HaShana

Rosh Hashanah, or “Head of the Year” is considered the Jewish New Year and runs in conjunction with the biblical feast of Yom Teruah, or the “Feast of Trumpets.” It begins on the first day of Tishrei according to the Jewish calendar. Elul is the month preceding Rosh Hashanah and is significant because it is month of self-examination and repentance in preparation the New Year.

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July 27, 2017

Why the Rabbis Don’t Understand Rosh HaShanah

Every year Jewish people do the strangest thing. We celebrate a new year in the middle of the year. It is called Rosh HaShanah, and it is not in the…

Posted in Jewish Holidays | By Ron Cantor Read more ›
February 24, 2017

Rosh Hashana

Rosh Hashanah, or “Head of the Year” is considered the Jewish New Year and runs in conjunction with the biblical feast of Yom Teruah, or the “Feast of Trumpets.” It begins…

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September 28, 2016

A Rabbi Looks at the Fall Feasts

As summer winds down and the autumn of the year approaches, we enter into an extremely important period in the Jewish calendar known as the Fall Feasts. In fact, three…

Posted in Jewish Holidays | By Rabbi Jonathan Bernis Read more ›
April 4, 2016

Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Festive Honey Cake

This delicious dessert can be made for Rosh HaShana (Jewish New Year) since honey is a traditional food eaten during the fall High Holiday season. It can also be the…

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September 14, 2015

Yiddish Mama’s Kitchen: Apple Swirl Bread with Orange Glaze

Apples and honey are eaten during Rosh HaShanah to symbolize the sweetness of a new year. Here’s a wonderful original recipe and accompanying video tutorial by Mary Jo Pierce, Pastor of Prayer and Intercession at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas. Mary Jo is an expert bread maker, and you will love this special sweet offering for a High Holy Day dessert, Apple Swirl Bread with Orange Glaze.

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