Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
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Your rabbi needs your help." Congregants of Adath Israel in Merion Station received this message in an email -- with a link to a YouTube clip -- sent out about a month before the start of the High Holidays. In the video, Rabbi Eric Yanoff, seated at his desk, asks his congregants for ideas to incorporate into his Yom Kippur...
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When students come to Hillel of Greater Philadelphia seeking advice on how to handle a conflict between class and observing the High Holidays, Rabbi Howard Alpert said he advises them on how to discuss the issue with their professors, but he himself avoids intervening. His reasoning is that when a student has to explain such an absence to faculty it...
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And just the right flavor at Rosh Hashanah time
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Ethel G.Hofman
Rosh Hashanah is one of my favorite holidays. It means sweet desserts galore, when even the savory dishes, such as stuffed cabbage, are infused with a sweet-tart flavor. Sweetness is a symbol of hope that the coming year will be filled with happiness and fulfillment. For Ashkenazi Jews, the first foods eaten on Rosh Hashanah are apple wedges dip­ped in...
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Jamie Geller, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
So this is where it all comes together — all the thought, all the planning, the testing. And the tasting, of course — always the best part. In the coming year, may all of your meals be cooked to perfection — may nothing burn, nothing get soggy or fall apart. May it be a year of culinary delights and taste-bud...
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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
Oh joy! It’s that time of year when we get to eat honey cake (yes, this is sarcasm). Okay, before you get your yontif nose out of joint, I will freely admit that I’m among the minority of the tribe that really never cared for this quintessential holiday treat. It’s probably not my favorite because my mom didn’t care for...
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