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Lekach: (Yiddish) honey cake, eaten on Rosh Hashanah and the morning of the eve of Yom Kippur
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It is customary to ask for and receive "lekach" (sweet cake -- signifying a sweet year) from someone (usually one's mentor or parent) on the day before Yom Kippur.
Ingredients 3 eggs 1 1/3 cups honey 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup strong black coffee 2 tsps. baking powder 3 Tbsps. margarine, softened 1 tsp. baking soda 4 cups flour 1 tsp cinnamon Directions Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour a 9 by 13-inch cake pan. In a...
A Yom Kippur Lesson
Here is where things are really upside down. We have this false illusion that when someone gives money to someone else, the giver is the big hero, the generous one, the amazing one. And that poor, pathetic receiver . . . should just be grateful that someo...
What is the reason behind the custom of asking for honey cake before the holiday of Yom Kippur?
The Rebbe distributes the traditional lekach - sweet honey cake for a sweet year
It is customary to ask for and receive lekach (sweet cake -- signifying a sweet year) from someone (usually one's mentor or parent) on this day. One of the reasons given for this custom is that if it had been decreed, G-d forbid, that during the year we s...
We observe many, many minhagim (customs) without knowing why we do so — “Oh, that’s the minhag !” or, “It’s just something that people do; it doesn’t have any real significance…” might be the answer when someone asks what the reason is for keeping a certa...
MyThis is an unauthenticated record of the Rebbe’s words when distributing lekach (sweet cake) during the morning of erev Yom Kippur, 5711 [1950]. revered father-in-law once related:Brief notes (rashei devarim) relating to the morning of erev Yom Kippur, ...
In case it has been decreed upon a person to turn to others for help this coming year, it should already be fulfilled now, by receiving this sweet cake.
Growing up, Erev Yom Kippur was a busy day. As the day wore on and the rush began, there were two very important things to do—and they were done every single year, no matter what.
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