Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts Wednesday at sundown. An ancient holiday observed on the first two days of the Hebrew month of Tishrei, Rosh Hashanah is described by writer Yonah Bookstein as “the anniversary of humanity experiencing the world.”
Whether you’re celebrating Rosh Hashanah or just here for the food, check out our offerings:
• Stress-free holiday meal: Mon Ami Gabi restaurant in Bethesda holds a special Rosh Hashanah dinner Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
• Rosh Hashanah ettiquette?Yes, please. “Feel free to greet your Jewish friends and neighbors with “Happy New Year,” or to use the Hebrew expression ‘Shana Tova,’ which is a wish for a ‘good new year,’” writes Bookstein.
• Loving Judaism, questioning Israel. Columnist Lisa Miller: ”I don’t like that on the eve of these holidays...Israel announced the approval of 1,100 new housing units in East Jerusalem.”
• Allergy-free apple cakes. It’s Not Your Bubbe’s.
• How to bless a Rosh Hashanah dinner , from beginning to end.
• The Rosh Hashanah Rock Anthem is a quick way to learn some of the history of the Jewish High Holidays.