What Makes a Manicure Holy?

From left to right: honey, apple, shofar, and a pomegranate.

You probably can’t find this offered at your local salon amongst the spa pedicure options, but one New York rabbi is setting a trend in nail couture. Every week Rabbi Yael Buechler paints her nails to be themed to that week’s Torah portion, and on holidays–well, she takes it to another level. You haven’t seen manicures until you’ve seen what she does with the 10 plagues at Passover!

I like her Rosh Hashanah manicure. But the real question is–how do you represent Yom Kippur on your nails?

Looking for other ways to celebrate Rosh Hashanah? Check out these activities to do with your kids, read our favorite books, and find out why you might not want to put away that kiddie pool just yet.

Amy Deutsch

Amy is a Jewish educator and a mom. After graduating from Brandeis University she received a master’s degree at the Jewish Theological Seminary where she was a Wexner Fellow. Over the past 10 years Amy has developed experience in teaching, family education, camp, curriculum writing, and most recently, has begun teaching “Baby & Me” classes.

The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. Comments are moderated, so use your inside voices, keep your hands to yourself, and no, we're not interested in herbal supplements.

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