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Rosh Hashanah

  • High Holidays Recipes Traditional Jewish Cooking Gets Touch of Regional Flavors

    I am settled on the sofa surrounded by gourmet magazines. Seeking something spectacular to serve on Rosh Hashanah, I am marking pages displaying apple salsa and honey-wasabi chicken. Part of me is happily creative, but another part wishes I had a file of food-stained family recipes. During the 1950s, my mother erased our Ashkenazi heritage,… More ▸

  • High Holidays Feature a Feast from Jewish Tunisia: It’s a Sensual Dream Come True

    Imagine a Rosh Hashanah table adorned with fruits and vegetables galore. Ruby red pomegranates beckon; their jellied seeds symbolize your good deeds in the coming year. A bowl of crunchy sesame seeds promises that your virtues will be as numerous as sesames seeds themselves. You partake in pumpkins and squash for protection; you nibble on… More ▸

  • Floyd Fails to Flood out High Holidays in Jewish Communities on East Coast

    Hurricane Floyd was certainly no picnic, but it wasn’t Noah’s flood, either. That’s the assessment as Jewish communities on the East Coast cleaned up from last week’s hurricane as they commemorated Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, and erected their booths to celebrate the upcoming holiday of Sukkot. “We had a little… More ▸

  • Mystical Tradition Draws Stars for Rosh Hashanah Observances

    More than 2,500 adherents of Kabbalah centers around the world joined in celebration of Rosh Hashanah this year in what is believed to be the largest public gathering of followers of the mystical Jewish tradition in the United States. Billed as the “Rosh Hashanah of the Millennium,” the observances at the Anaheim Hilton hotel in… More ▸

  • High Holidays Feature (4): the Gourmet Touch; Breaking the Yom Kippur Fast

    Preparation for the break-the-fast meal can easily be completed the day before the holiday. After returning from a full day at synagogue feeling hungry and tired, the last thing one wants to do is reheat leftovers from last evening’s dinner. Instead, this make-ahead meal begins with the simple ritual of blessing the challah, which is… More ▸

  • Aclu Lawsuit Claims Schools Favor Judaism by Closing on High Holidays

    Jewish groups are criticizing a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union that seeks to block a suburban Cincinnati school district from canceling classes on the High Holidays. The ACLU said the Sycamore Community School District’s decision to close on Yom Kippur violates the constitutional prohibition against establishing one religion above others. The school… More ▸