Rosh Hashanah

Traditions

Rosh Hashanah, is a very important holidays in the Jewish calendar.

On Rosh Hashanah, Jews all over the world assemble in synagogues and celebrate the day HaShem created Adam and Khavah (Eve), the first humans.

Sweet foods, like apples dipped in honey and honey cake, are served as a wish for a sweet and happy year. Challot made with honey and raisins is also served and often see decorations such as birds symbolizing doves of peace).
Many families also serve symbolic foods like the head of a fish, pomegranates, and carrots.

Rosh Hashanah starts on the first day of Tishrei and lasts two days. Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the Yamim Noraim, the ten days of atonement.

On Rosh Hashanah everyone wish each other "L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevuh" which means may you be written in for a good year.


Songs for Rosh Hashanah

The shofar in the temple

Sing to the tune: The wheels on the bus

The shofar in the temple
Goes toot toot toot, toot toot toot, toot, toot, toot,
The shofar in the temple goes toot, toot, toot,
on Rosh Hashanah morning.

Five Little Shofars

5 little shofars all in a row.
The first one said, "I'm hard to blow."
The second one said, "My sound is low."
The third one said, "I'm the best you know."
The fourth one said, "That's really not so."
The fifth on said, "I've got to go."
Five little shofars in a row.
Five little shofars blow, blow,
blow!


Rosh Hashanah Honey Cake Recipe

Honey Cake

3 eggs
1 1/3 cups honey
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup strong black coffee
2 tsps. Baking powder
3 tbsps.softened margarine,
1 tsp. baking soda
4 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 325 Degree

Grease and flour a 9 by 13-inch cake pan.

In a large mixer bowl, beat eggs and honey together.
Add sugar and mix again.
Mix coffee with baking powder,
and then add with margarine to the egg mixture.
Add baking soda, flour, and cinnamon and beat together well.

Pour into greased cake pan. Bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour.

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