MY FAVORITE ROSH HASHANAH MEMORIES/TRADITIONS GROWING UP
Admittedly I have not been to high holiday services in many years but I still feel very connected to the Jewish new year. To this day I always feel like my new year starts in September. Shana Tova!
- •Apples and honey 🍎🍯Obviously. I loved the children service that ended with art projects and apple slices (slightly brown) and little plastic bowls of honey to dip in. So sweet. Such a lovely tradition.
- •Round Challah (no raisins please)This was special round challah!!! Somehow it tasted so different from braided challah.
- •Challah dipped in honeyEven better than apples because this is bread and honey. I repeat, fresh delicious bread and sticky sugary honey. Bliss.
- •Dinner at nanny and zadie's houseEven though we went to a different synagogue we always made our way to my grandparents house for for dinner. I can still taste the baked chicken, rice pilaf, and my very favorite matzoh ball soup.
- •Attempting to blow the shofar (unsuccessfully usually)Maybe it's gross but I can still smell the shofar. Sort if musty. And just that feeling of trying so hard that you almost want to pass out but alas! no sound!
- •Hearing the shofar blown correctlyTekia....Shevarim teruah...I just really love this sound. It's nostalgic and safe.
- •Reflection and starting a new yearThis didn't happen till I was much older but this always felt like a special time to reflect and set goals for the new year. School had just begun and the whole year lay ahead!