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One of the dominant themes of the Rosh Hashanah liturgy is the notion of G-d remembering His covenant with Man. But why the need to remember when He does not forget? This eye-opening class addresses the immanence and essence of Rosh Hashana.
A Rosh Hashanah Tradition
Some people have the tradition to eat leeks on Rosh Hashanah. If you haven’t explored this delicious allium beyond the typical potato-leek soup, you’re missing out. They are delicious in so many ways! Give these braised leeks a try—they end up soft and st...
Why is Rosh Hashana observed for two days in Israel? Why do we customarily eat a new fruit on the second night of Rosh Hashanah? How is the mystery of Rosh Hashanah expressed in a law regarding a simple egg? This class addresses the history, Halacha and K...
Ingredients 3-4 lb. first or second cut brisket (top of the rib roast is a cheaper alternative that works well too) Kosher salt Black pepper Oil 2 onions 2 carrots 3 ribs celery 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tbsp tamarind paste 2 tbsp honey or brown sugar 1 ...
Ingredients ¾ cup sugar 1 cup margarine/butter or ¾ cup oil 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla extract ¼ cup honey 2 ¾ cups flour 1 tsp. cardamom ½ tsp. ground ginger ¼ tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. kosher salt Zest of 2 oranges Directions Cream sugar, margarine (or butter o...
Ingredients 4 ½ – 5 pounds second-cut brisket 2 tablespoons coconut oil, divided 1 tablespoon coconut flour (can be substituted with almond flour) 4 teaspoons paprika 4 teaspoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pep...
What happens when we sound the shofar on Rosh Hashanah? A comparison between the shofar sounded on Rosh Hashanah and the shofar of the Messiah. The Lubavitcher Rebbe's interpretation of an enigmatic passage from Isaiah.
This class explores the outer, inner and core dimensions of the ‘Head of the Year’ and it’s extraordinary gift of salvation and renewal.
The weekly portion from the Prophets
This class studies the text of the haftarah for the first day of Rosh Hashanah. The reading is from the beginning of the book of Samuel, which is the narrative of the Chana’s prayer for a child and the subsequent birth of her son Shmuel.
It’s traditional to use round challahs for Rosh Hashanah, to represent the cycle of life. It’s also customary to eat sweet foods at this time, to symbolize our desire for a sweet year ahead, hence the sweet cinnamon-sugar topping. The thing to be aware of...
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