Author Archives: Carol Kantor

Teshuvah – the Month of Elul

Repentance. How to do this: Tshuvah Explained by Rabbi Sarah Wolf

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All About Tashlich – BreadCrumbs

Tashlich – the “casting out” of our sins by throwing bread crumbs into flowing water on the first day of Rosh Hashana – This very ancient custom comes from the Bible – Micha 7:19 – It goes back many centuries … Continue reading

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Shana Tova 5773

Our traditional greeting for the High Holidays is – Shana Tova – ” a good year ”  Typically we do not say “Happy New Year” but that is not wrong it just isn’t the traditional greeting. We offer a wish … Continue reading

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Symbols for the Rosh Hashanah Seder

These are the symbols that you find in many communities to represent Rosh Hashanah. Round Challah, Dates, Pomegranate, Apples & Honey, Gourds or Pumpkins, Black Eye Peas, Leeks, Beets or Chard, Fish, Head of a Ram! “May it be the … Continue reading

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The Shofar Blast

Good link explaining the shofar and its significance at the High Holidays: Jewish Question of the Week – Week #4 (Shofar) – YouTube      

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Yom Kippur

The Day of Atonement – Fast day, many special prayers, including Kol Nidre, N’eela, and Memorial (Yizkor) services. Eve of Yom Kippur – Light Yahrzeit Candle, in memory of loved ones who have died. • Traditional to wear white . … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashana – Wrapped in the Talit

A Rosh Hashana Tradition from one of our readers: There is a point in the service during the Birkat Cohanim (the preistly blessing) when the entire family comes together wrapped in a single talit – This comes from an orthodox … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashana

The Jewish New Year Day of Judgment for the entire world. Extended, special synagogue services and blowing of the ram’s horn – Shofar. Start of Ten Days of Repentance. Many differerent traditions on Rosh Hashana – dip apples in honey, … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Sukkot

Right after Yom Kippur we start building our Sukkah! Sukkoth begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Tishri, which is 5 days after Yom Kippur.

The festival of Sukkot, also known as Chag’ha Succot, the “Feast of Booths” … Continue reading

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Build a PVC Sukkah

PVC PIPE SUKKAH  The plan link here. Assembly Notes: DON’T GLUE ANYTHING FIRST!  Assemble the top frame first on the ground (down side down), glue as specified, then lift to insert legs.  Assembled lattice with duct tape or twine. It’s like … Continue reading

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