As the Jewish High Holy Days approach - beginning next week with Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) - there is much preparation to be done, including getting the following foods that correspond with Rosh Hashanah blessings. This is just one of the many things that teach the significance of this holy time of year - everything from Bible studies to recipes - that you will find on our High Holy Days resource page.
As part of our Rosh Hashanah (Jewish new year) campaign, The Fellowship is giving a holiday gift of a shopping cart, honey, olive oil, and tea to the 7,500 elderly With Dignity and Fellowship participants located in 12 cities throughout Israel.
Rabbi Eckstein decided on the idea of a shopping cart, or “pull cart,” after he had seen so many elderly laden down with heavy bags as they left the market. The cart will ease the burden of those elderly who are able do their own shopping.
Israeli army mom Minna Felig writes at The Times of Israel about the agony of having two sons serve in Operation Protective Edge this past summer, the relief she felt when they both returned home safely, and the ways she notices they are undeniably different now.
Archaeologists have found what are likely the remains of a Byzantine monastery outside of Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Thursday:
Lekach is a spiced honey cake popular during Rosh Hashanah. The sweet cake symbolizes the hope for a sweet new year - and pairs well with the apple kugel (pudding) recipe we brought you last week!
1 cup honey
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking soda (mix into coffee)
1 cup warm coffee
½ cup oil
2 tsp. baking powder
2 ¾ cups flour
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon