L'Shana Tova 5778 September 22 2017

 

L’Shana Tova!

This week as part of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, we welcomed the year 5778.  The holidays are always an important time to spend with family and friends.  While it is often busy, very busy, traveling in between holiday obligations I love the traditions that come with each holiday. I am sure your family has their own traditions and I invite you to share them with us in the comments. Here are two of my favorite traditions.

Something New:  Every year on Rosh Hashanah my husband insists on wearing something new.  Over the years I have gotten him everything from new socks to cufflinks and this year settled on a nice neck tie.  He already has about 100 but you can always use one more, right? While my children would rather have had a new train for the holiday, they were also be sporting some new clothes for the holiday.

Something Sweet:  Each year we dip apples in honey for a sweet new year.  Many of the desserts served for Rosh Hashanah have apples and/or honey included.  I’ve been making Heavenly Apple Cake from The Jewish Holiday Baker by Joan Nathan, every year for Rosh Hashanah since I moved to New York. I posted some pictures of the process on our Instagram account for all to see and share. It is time consuming but always worth it when I see and taste the finished product.  

I wish all of you a very happy, healthy and sweet new year!

Happy Friday,

Julie