Rosh Hashanah!


It’s that time of year again.reading4
Rosh Hashanah etiquette guide

Congress closes. Some schools close. Jewish friends and co-workers are being nicer than usual. Then they ask for a few days off, sometimes in the middle of the week.

Round challah with raisins show up at the deli. Honey, grape juice, apples and brisket go on sale at major supermarket chains. What is going on?


Don’t panic — it’s Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which begins at sundown ………..

The most famous symbol of the holiday, the Shofar, is sounded in synagogues on Rosh Hashanah, and is critical to our obligations on Rosh Hashanah. It’s not an ancient trumpet for the likes of Wynton Marsalis, rather the Shofar is serious business and fashioned from a ram’s horn. The blasts of the Shofar are likened both to the wordless cries of the humanity speaking to God, and a wake-up call to the soul which transcends rational explanation.


Some of our other cherished customs include: dipping challah and apples into honey and eating honey cake to symbolize our wish for a sweet new year; consuming huge meals with too many courses, calories, and cousins; tossing bread crumbs into living waters during a ceremony called “Tashlich” to symbolically cast away our sins; and renewing synagogue memberships.



Feel free to greet your Jewish friends and neighbors with “Happy New Year,” or to use the Hebrew expression “Shana Tova,”which is a wish for a “good new year.”


Rosh Hashanah, beginning tonight at sundown is when all living things are judged, Ahhhhhhhhh the Jewish New Year.

Honey honey honey. Mmmmmmmmm.yummy




It literally means “the head of the year”, and commemorates the anniversary of the creation of the world.

We very fallible humans are asked to examine our past deeds and asks for forgiveness from those we may have knowingly or unknowingly offended this past year.

If you haven’t had the courage ……..Now’s the time to ask for good ole forgiveness.



It is believed that on Rosh Hashanah the destiny of all mankind is recorded by G-d in the Book of Life.

So to all my honey drippin “Sweet” Friends:girldance8ani

May ALL the kindness
you’ve given to others
return many times to you.

May love, HOPE and warmth
be in your heart’s possessing,
and may this New Year
bring you and yours
infinite blessings.

and “May you be inscribed in the Book of Life.”




21 Responses to “Rosh Hashanah!”

  1. amanofwonder says:

    Another fine post and it would be okay to toot your own horn IMHO.

    Happy New Year!

    I hope the one that just ended exceeded your wildest dreams.

  2. Christopher-Conservative Perspective says:

    A very Happy Rosh Hashanah to you Angel!!!!!!

    A little down (understatement) around my abode today but life goes on as they say and wish you and yours a very pleasant and peaceful Holiday!

  3. eots says:

    L’Shana tova!

  4. The Conservative Lady says:

    May you blessed with sweet and healthy New Year and Shana Tova!

  5. Subvet says:

    Darn! Now I gotta find a recipe for challah, that pic you have of it looks too good not to try making some.

    Happy Rosh Hashanah to you and all who observe it.

  6. Katie says:

    Leshanah tovah tikateiv veteichateim, “May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.”

  7. Carol-Christian Soldier says:

    Rosh Hashanah-Have grand and Blessed New Year-celebration- my friend-

    Love the section of forgiveness- it does unburden one’s mind and takes the weight of hate from one’s shoulders..doesn’t it —

    xo xo-

  8. Evy Rosebrook says:

    Rosh Hashanah blessings to you my dear friend. I am positive your name is written in the Book of Life in permanent ink:)

  9. slamdunk says:

    Happy Rosh Hashanah to you Angel, and thanks for the kind blessing.

  10. bob says:

    Happy Rosh Hashanah, Angel. I know you look forward to a successful and effective year in making your message known. Those pictures are absolutely yummy.

  11. Bunkerville says:

    I had a hunch there might be some pics for us foodies! Have a good one Angel.

  12. Comedy Plus says:

    Happy New Year.

    The food looks fabulous. I’m coming over.

    Have a terrific day. Hugs. :)

  13. Leticia says:

    Oh, gosh, that food looks absolutely delicious. I need recipes!

    L’Shana tova!

  14. Ricky Vines says:

    L’shanah tovah tikatevi v’taihatemi Angel ;D

  15. The malcontent says:

    Have a sweet and a healthy holiday Angel.

  16. The malcontent says:

    I want some Brisket, and Gefilte Fish, and Kreplach. Please…

  17. Karen Howes says:

    Shana tova!

  18. MK says:

    Happy new year to your Jewish readers.

    And that chicken looks wonderful.

  19. Trestin says:

    A great holiday, and some great looking food.

  20. KarL M says:

    HAPPY JEW YEAR!!!!!!!
    Keep serving us your very best Angel….

  21. Joe says:

    “Shana Tova” Angel! I wish we had a Synagogue somewhere around here. I’d go visit just to get some of that deeeeelishus looking food you show. Honey is most definitely my favorite condiment. It goes with anything!