Finding yourself alone on Rosh Hashanah can bring surprises -including finding the One who leads us to the people we’re supposed to meet.
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Afraid that you can’t afford to “pay to pray”? Don’t let that fear keep you from high holy days services. Local shuls are ready to welcome you.
During this most sacred of weeks (OK, sacred ten days), we oscillate between copious eating and no eating at all. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you enjoy your food more than the average bear. If you need some tips on fasting, Google provides no shortage.
This treat screams love — like warm-hugs-from-your-mom-when-you-came-home-from-elementary-school love. Love that accepts you in sweatpants — in public. It says “I don’t need to impress you, I know you love me already (with or without this pie).” And that’s the way I want to start my new year — with some unconditional love. And pie.
TC Jewfolk’s food blogger and Noshin’ columnist Sara Rice is kicking off the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market “Sunday Cooks” series this Sunday, September 20th with a High Holiday cooking demonstration amidst the stalls of the market.
This Rosh Hashanah, I am renewing my commitment to Tikkun Olam, to repairing the world. My New Year’s resolution is to sign up to volunteer with Nechama, the Jewish response to disaster.
1. Think of all your sins. Can you really atone for them in one week? Were any of them worth it? Which ones? 2. Be a Jewish fashionista. Count the diamonds and the rolexes in your row. Comment on the skirt lengths. Be judgmental. You have until the last shofar blows to repent.
If you get busy with all the holidays at this time of year, raise your hand! [flurry of movement as your collective, virtual hands go up] Yeah, me too. Really, who doesn’t? But you’ve still gotta eat.
I am not going to use this space to lecture you on the things you must do this year on Rosh Hashanah – the commitments you must make to God, the prayers you must sing, the blessings you must recite. The traditions of this holiday are numerous, and for many of us, perhaps even a [...]
Don’t let ticket costs stop you: Twin Cities synagogues welcome young professionals and students for the High Holidays
Don’t let a fear of high ticket prices keep you from High Holidays services. Here is TC Jewfolk’s comprehensive list of those synagogues in town specifically reaching out to younger folk – those of us in our 20s, 30s and 40s – with free or reduced tickets for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Pick one [...]
We are in the midst of the month of Elul, the Jewish month preceding Rosh Hashanah, during which we are supposed to prepare for the coming Days of Awe. Some people do charity work. Others make phone calls to friends and family members. I bust out my hefty Jewish cookbook library and plan the meals [...]
The next two months are a whirlwind on the Jewish calendar. With the holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah rolling out one after another in September and October, it is enough to get your head in a twist and your tongue tied. Why are they called the High Holidays? [...]