ROSH HASHANAH WISHES
I got this from the Hadassah web site. Hope you enjoy the recipe and have a wonderful year to come.
Jerry & Nadyne
Rosh Hashanah: More Than Just a Happy New Year
As we wish everyone a “sweet New Year” and snack on delicious apples dipped in honey, we might be tempted to believe that Rosh Hashanah is strictly a holiday of happiness and celebration. But in truth, the Jewish New Year, observed on the first and second days of Tishrei, is actually a dual-natured holiday – at once joyous and solemn, celebratory and introspective. Indeed, while the community certainly rejoices at the beginning of a new calendar, the holiday is rife with customs encouraging more serious introspection and personal change. Rosh Hashanah ushers in the Ten Days of Repentance, culminating in Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. According to tradition, it is during these days that God considers our actions and judges us. Throughout this period, we are encouraged to conduct a heshbon hanefesh, or to take personal stock, by honestly evaluating the choices we have made over the past year and making resolutions for improvement. Rosh Hashanah is about giving ourselves the time and opportunity to think about our actions and improve ourselves through acts of repentance, prayer, and good deeds. Ultimately, we can strive to renew ourselves along with the renewal of the yearly cycle.
Taiglach – for a Sweet New Year!!
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup sugar
4 ½ lbs. honey
Dash of ginger
Marachino cherries cut up
Mix eggs, flour, baking powder.
Roll out on floured board – like small tubes
Cut into small pieces
Boil all honey, all sugar, and ginger in a large pot on low heat. Be careful it does not boil over the top.
Bring to a brisk boil, throw in cut pieces – judge the right amount at one time, don’t throw all in at once.
Take out pieces with a slotted spoon (drain off honey) once they are like small balls and a medium tan color.
Put balls onto an aluminum foil pie plate, making a mound of the balls, sprinkling nuts and cherries in between each level.