Generations of families have started the Jewish New Year with something sweet, in the hopes of a great year. It is a brilliant idea. What is more fun than allowing kids to put honey on their apple slices, and sprinkles on their challah at dinner? It’s a tradition, so we have to do it. Here are five sticky sweet treats to make and enjoy with your kids.
Make Your Own Brown Sugar: Combine 3 Tbsp. white sugar with ½ – 1 tsp. of molasses. It will be hard to combine, but it will work. Enjoy on yogurt mixed with fruit, or use it in baking. Read the rest of this entry →
Today’s Rosh Hashanah Recipe of the day is a delicious way to add apples and honey to your everyday eats. Zoe Singer gives us a recipe for apple & honey whole wheat sandwich bread, which is about as delicious and wholesome as it sounds.
Recipe for Apple & Honey Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread:
This is a slightly sweet, tender sandwich bread with a crisp crust. It’s perfect with a sharp cheese or a schmear of cream cheese or nut butter. Read the rest of this entry →
Today’s Rosh Hashanah recipe of the day comes from Sarah M. Lasry, the author of two bestselling kosher cookbooks, The Dairy Gourmet: Secret Recipes from Tastebuds Cafe and The At-Home Gourmet: Simple Kosher Gourmet Recipes for Everyday. Now that summer is finally beyond us, we can indulge in the simple of joy of soup. This one uses Granny Smith apples and Yukon Gold potatoes for a creamy, warming delight.
Recipe for Apple Carrot Potato Soup: Read the rest of this entry →
For many, Rosh Hashanah marks yet another year single, another year not yet a mom or dad. In 2011, fully one third of Jewish adults living in Manhattan, where I live, were single, never married. And among many of them, the conversations leading up to the holiday season, especially when weekday holidays make it tough to travel to see family, are sometimes filled with shoulder shrugs and sighs: “What are you doing for Rosh Hashanah?” “I don’t know, you?” “I don’t know…” Read the rest of this entry →
The Jewish New Year is almost here, which means it’s the perfect time to give away a Jewish calendar! Kar-Ben Publishing offers two great calendars for 5773 that are perfect for families with young kids. One features great stories and recipes for the Jewish holidays, and the other features our favorite Jewish arachnid, Sammy the Spider.
We’re giving away three copies of each calendar, so chances are high that if you enter, you just might win. Read the rest of this entry →
If Rosh Hashanah is when we are supposed to lift off into the sky of a new year, then the Hebrew month of Elul (which we’re currently in) is the runway preceding our flight. As a mother who generally has no time for anything, I have a true appreciation for the Hebrew month of Elul before the High Holidays as a time that is specially designated to think about all that is to come.
I’m a mom of three, soon to be four, kids, so I get it that “contemplation” is something as rare as “romantic getaway without the kids.” But parenting makes such contemplation more necessary than ever.
As parents, our days can feel like a waterfall of chaos, from the wake-up call from the crib at 4:47 a.m. to the “I had a nightmare, please hold me till I fall back asleep” summons of 11:30 p.m. Days are a seemingly endless tumult of missing shoes, stupid sibling arguments, forgotten lunches, lost permission slips, unmade beds, emotional scrapes, and physical bruises. The days of a parent can feel a hell of a lot like triage, where you respond to whoever’s needs are greatest (or most loudly expressed). Read the rest of this entry →
Today’s Rosh Hashanah recipe of the day is all about the wonderful world of challah. This recipe from Meredith Jacobs is for a round challah, topped with honey, as if challah could get any more delicious. If you need something to serve this beautiful challah on, how about a beautiful round wooden challah board from Modern Tribe*?
Recipe for Honey-Topped Challah:
On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, theHigh Holidays, it’s traditional to eat a round challah. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, and the roundness of the challah represents the cycle of the year, and life. It’s actually quite easy to make your challah round. And we think it’s even better for pulling apart with your hands this way. Read the rest of this entry →
In case you haven’t noticed, Rosh Hashanah and the rest of those High Holidays are coming up very, very quickly (September 16th, to be exact). If you’re hosting a family get together or just want to spruce up your home decor in time for the New Year, there are plenty of goodies that will do the trick. We’ve teamed up with our favorite Judaica shop, Modern Tribe, to bring you the best Rosh Hashanah gear around. Best of all: Part of every purchase goes to support Kveller.
One thing that makes Rosh Hashanah special is that even the challah gets a little jazzed up–it’s customary to eat round challah to represent the cycle of the year and the circle of life and all that good stuff. If you’d like to display your round challah in style, check out this beautiful wood tray: Read the rest of this entry →
Rosh Hashanah is fast upon us, and besides the date (Sundown, September 16th through sundown, September 18th) here are five quick things you’ll want to remember about the Jewish New Year.
1. It’s all about the apples and honey. If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then Rosh Hashanah should keep you healthy for a very long time. After you’re done dipping and eating, try doing some apple-y crafts with your kids, like this apple-print blessings placemat (including an apple and honey blessings cheat-sheet), an apple bowl for honey, an apple tablecloth craft, and this stained glass apple plate. Read the rest of this entry →