A sweet tribute to Persian Rosh Hashanah traditions.
This ritual for the Jewish New Year goes far beyond dipping apples in honey.
After centuries of Jewish life in Barbados, the historic synagogue is beautifully restored—but the community itself faces an uncertain future
Hillelin’ with Melanin addresses intersectional identities, lack of representation
A culinary scholar discovers a medieval recipe for an ancient—and still delicious—Jewish pastry.
The chef Fany Gerson’s holiday feast is born of her Jewish heritage and Mexico City upbringing.
Including Sephardic traditions at your Rosh Hashanah dinner table
A childhood in Java inspires home cook to feed Jewish community in Singapore
Tired of the same old roast chicken? Try chraime, a spicy fish dish that’s a Friday night staple for Jews from North Africa.
PreSchool-Boys and girls at a Jewish nursery school explore Jewish traditions and holidays in this High Holiday series.
Clapping, counting and musical rhymes and fingerplays introduce Shabbat and the Jewish holidays to preschoolers in a participatory way. Four dozen rhymes include old favorites and many original poems. With easy-to-learn words and bright, adorable pictures. An ideal gift for any occasion.
A Jewish holiday book that welcomes the diversity of American Jewish children and their families. Chag Sameach! provides an introduction to the Jewish year. All kinds of people and families are included. The text and more than 20 black and white photographs can be shared with a three year old and read by a nine year old. It is for both Jewish families and those who would like to teach their children about other people's traditions.
This Tunisian fish dish is perfect for Rosh Hashanah, or any dinner party
Yes, these five families are Jewish, too.
Over the generations, our family tradition had been to go to the beach on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. Now that we live in disparate parts of Los Angeles, have differing synagogue schedules and levels of observance, our extended families (about 40 of us) come from throughout the greater Los Angeles area and meet at Venice Beach on the Sunday morning between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, bringing our beach chairs and something to share at our informal brunch that follows.
I am an Internet rabbi. Every night, people from over 20 countries come into my virtual living room to recite the traditional Sephardic selichot, the prayers in preparation for the High Holy Day season, together as a tzibbur, a community.
When American Jews usher in Rosh Hashanah next week, most will dip an apple in honey for a sweet new year. Some will eat a date, and others will display a bowl of pomegranates on the table