Rosh Hashanah

Writing our story in the book of life #blogelul

cross-posted from Rabbi Gurevitz’ blog, ‘Raise it Up’   One of the images found in the High Holiday liturgy is ...

Rosh HaShanah: Sanctifying Our In-Betweens

Rabbi Reuben Zellman delivered this D’var Torah on Erev Rosh HaShanah in 2006 at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco. ...

Pomegranate Truffles

Pomegranate truffles are a popular dessert in my Rosh Hashanah table. Persians are addicted to pomegranates; they even use pomegranates ...

Gluten-Free Honey Apple Cake

For me, Rosh Hashanah always symbolizes the beginning of Fall (although it is way early this year, practically still summer) ...

A New Way to Prepare for the High Holidays

I’m advocating a new angle on Heshbon Nefesh, ‘soul’s accounting’, that we do in preparation to the High Holidays of ...

Kingdom Without a King

First thing in the morning, I like to take a 3-block walk to the Grind Café and Gallery on Main ...

Give Up the Guilt: A Proposal for the New Year

Here is a radical proposal for the New Year, forget the guilt, instead, lean into what you love to become ...

Honey Pomegranate Cake

I have a love-hate relationship with the High Holidays (who doesn’t!?). It always seems to coincide with a busy time ...

The Best Apples & Honey Cakes for the New Year

You might still be thinking about summer tomatoes, peach pie, and drinks by the pool, but we are thinking about ...

Jewish Foodie News Roundup!

Have you heard of the cronut, a donut-croissant hybrid that is all the rage currently in NYC? On any given ...

Welcome to Elul: Relationship is the key

The hebrew letters that spell out the name of the Jewish month that we have just entered – Elul – ...

Rosh Hashanah 2014

What you need to know to celebrate the Jewish New Year.