Coming Home for Rosh Hashanah

Ever since we had kids, I’ve started to really love the idea of coming back home. Maybe it’s to see my parents, and hope that one day my own kids will feel a similar filial pull. Maybe it’s the idea of multiple generations of Roths coming together. Nah — it’s actually because my parents love taking care of my kids. Especially the waking-up-early-with-them-so-I-don’t-have-to part.

Last year, Jeremy Moses and I met up with Jon Friedman, the host of the Rejection Show and (at the time) a writer on Jimmy Fallon, where we asked him to share a story about growing up Jewish. He told about his first time back home, visiting his parents…and how nothing would be the same again.

 

Related

Discover More

Why Do So Many Jews Ignore Shavuot?

Shavuot has become the Rodney Dangerfield of Jewish holidays.

Rosh Hashanah: Get Woke

During the High Holiday period, we expect a great deal from ourselves. Putting aside the business of material holiday preparation ...

5 Multicultural Recipes for Rosh Hashanah

The summer is over, the school year has started, and so it follows that Rosh Hashanah can’t be too far ...