Posts tagged "Rosh Hashanah"

What to eat on Rosh Hashanah

What to eat on Rosh Hashanah
This is one of the first years that I remember hosting Rosh Hashanah dinner. I find it fun and interesting to learn and share the meanings behind some of the traditional and common foods we serve and eat on the holiday. Honey is for a sweet new year.  The reason they are commonly shared with apples... Read more »

Building a Jewish Community for My Children

Building a Jewish Community for My Children
With an inquisitive six year old comes question, all the time.   He is constantly asking questions about science, family, geography, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.  Most of them I can easily answer, or at least use my iPhone for a quick solution that will temporarily satisfy him. Then questions come up about religion.  He... Read more »

Monday Mantra: Do Unto Others As You Want Others to Do Unto You

Monday Mantra: Do Unto Others As You Want Others to Do Unto You
Yesterday morning my family and many other volunteers of all ages delivered five thousand Rosh Hashanah baskets to those in need.  We visited homes of grateful recipients thrilled to receive boxes containing challah, eggs, chicken, wine, apples, honey, candles and more.  They eagerly shared photos of their grandchildren, chatted and offered us candy. Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago did a fabulous job... Read more »
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