Last-Minute Rosh Hashanah Greetings

How have your Rosh Hashanah preparations been? After a lot of typical pre-holiday anxiety I just realized that I don't have so much cooking left. When I asked my husband what simanim (symbols) he wanted to see on the table, he said, "Apples and honey." So I decided not to stress about making a lot … [Read more...]

Why My Son Didn’t Have a Wish for the New Year

My 5yo came home with a bag of things from gan, pictured here. They include gan-made apple jelly, a card, a hand with "simanim" for the holiday attached to the fingers with velcro, a glossy pamphlet called "My Machzor" with a selection of holiday prayers, a pomegranate decorated with red plastic … [Read more...]