High Holidays


Rosh Hashanah Feast

Photo: Brisket photo by Daniel Lailah; Food styling by Amit Farber. Originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine Family Table and Kosher.com. BRISKET Originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine Family Table and Kosher.com By Brynie Greisman For years I’ve been dreaming about how to mimic the flavor and texture of meat they serve at simchas. I had my…


Shabbat (the weekly holiday)

The peace and beauty of Shabbat gives us the opportunity to step off the hectic train of the modern world and connect with friends, family and a sense of holiness. Candles mark both the beginning and end of this weekly holiday. Lighting the Shabbat candles 18 minutes before sunset signals the beginning of the day…



(Note: Jewish holidays start at sunset the evening before the first day of the holiday) Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 21-22, 2017) On Rosh Hashanah the sound of the shofar announces the arrival of the High Holy Days, or 10 Days of Awe that stretch from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah celebrates the creation of…


A High Holiday Knock-Knock Joke

“Knock knock!” “Who’s there?” “Me.” “Me who?” A silly childhood joke, right? Perhaps, but it could also be viewed as one of the most compelling questions of all time. Because, if asked differently, the question “Me who?” is actually: “Who am I?” Since the beginning of time, we have been attempting to understand and articulate…


And then there’s POMEGRANATES

Pomegranates frequently appear on Rosh Hashanah tables. The reasons are nearly as numerous as the plentiful seeds of the fruit. On Rosh Hashanah, we wish that our good deeds in the ensuing year will be as plentiful as the seeds of the pomegranate. The fruit is said to contain 613 seeds, corresponding to the 613…


A visual feast for Rosh Hashanah

(To turn this visual feast into a culinary feast for your Rosh Hashanah table, see the recipes online at azjewishlife.com/rosh-hashanah-feast/) BRISKET Brisket has become standard Rosh Hashanah fare across North America. Recipes abound for this main dish staple, but we’ve selected a Savory Roast by Brynie Greisman that originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine Family Table….

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