Rosh Hashanah: When, where and what to eat locally


A man pushes a cart loaded with fresh bread on a street near the Mahne Yehuda Market in central Jerusalem. (ZAHID HUSSEIN/REUTERS)

Whether you’re celebrating Rosh Hashanah or just here for the food, check out our offerings:

GOOD LOCAL

Stress-free holiday meal: Mon Ami Gabi restaurant in Bethesda holds a special Rosh Hashanah dinner Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

For other local eats, Washingtonian has compiled this helpful list of D.C. area kosher markets and eateries, including Shaul’s Kosher Market in Wheaton and Buzz Bakery in Alexandria.

GOOD READING

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.”

Finding a sermon topic for High Holidays? Rabbis around the region are mulling over how to approach Israel during services this year.

GOOD FOOD

Allergy-free apple cakes. It’s Not Your Bubbe’s.

Other recipes: Roasted vegetables , pomegranate and herb salad and a Sephardic Rosh Hashanah seder

How to bless a Rosh Hashanah dinner , from beginning to end.

GOOD FUN

• The Rosh Hashanah Rock Anthem is a quick way to learn some of the history of the Jewish High Holidays.

Robots celebrate Rosh Hashanah (not to be confused with the robots who celebrate Passover):

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