A bent and curved shofar for Rosh HaShanah. A straight shofar for Yom Kippur. What does it mean? At the dawn of a new year, what keeps you bent over?
A five-step action plan to get the ball rolling for your Rosh Hashanah preparation. Try it. I dare you.
Cholesterol blockages, drainpipe blockages – none of that compares to the hard times we’re all in for in the month ahead as we each personally start preparing for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
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.
I feel that there is something artificial and forced about setting aside one day every year for us to admit our mistakes and ask forgiveness from others. This should be done every day! Just feeling that I am “required” to sit in synagogue, pray with more intensity than normal, and pour out my soul to God (or maybe just acknowledging my soul’s existence to myself) makes me feel less motivated to do just that. Yet, this is what Yom Kippur asks us to do.
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.
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 […]