Jewish New Year 5778 Starts Wednesday Evening

NOW: Jewish New Year 5778 Starts Wednesday Evening

The calendar says fall, almost, but for the Jewish faith it's just about time for the New Year. Rosh Hashanah starts Wednesday evening at sundown.  It means "head of the year."  The two-day holiday commemorates the creation of the world and celebrates the relationship between god and his creations through festive song, prayer, and various rituals, like ram horn blowing, to announce this important day.  Food plays a major role as well, especially the sweeter kind.

The high holy period ends ten days later with Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.

Below you'll find some favorite recipes...

Honey Cake Recipe

3 bowls

Bowl #1:
2 eggs
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup oil
1 cup honey
2 tsp vanilla

Bowl #2:
2 cups warm tea with tea bags
(You can add 1/2 cup wine or 1/4 brandy as liquid)

Bowl #3:
4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg or allspice or cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1. Beat bowl #1
2. Alternately add bowl #2 and #3 (start and end with bowl #3)

3. Bake at 325° F

Jewish Challah (Egg Bread Recipe)

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