Havurah Volume 09 Number 03
“What special day do we celebrate next?” said a little girl to her father as she climbed into his lap. “Well, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot come just after summer,” he replied. By her unmoved expression he gathered that she was not terribly impressed. This was no surprise since she had only been four years old at last year’s services. Still, he had hoped that she would show a spark of interest, have some memory of the fall festivals. Was her lack of interest due to the relatively small Jewish community in their town? Or perhaps he’d not been intentional enough to balance his non-Jewish spouse’s inexperience with Jewish traditions. Whatever the case, one thing was certain: he was feeling stirrings of guilt. “Well,” he began, “Rosh Hashanah is . . . ,” but before he could finish, she had wriggled out of his lap and run out of the living room.
If you are entertaining ushpizin for Sukkot here is a tasty treat they’re sure to love. This recipe debuted in Melissa Moskowitz’s Jews for Jesus Family Cookbook and appeared with many other holiday offerings in David Brickner’s Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles.
Ushpizin” is the Aramaic word for “guest.” It is also the title of a 2004 Israeli film, directed by Gidi Dar and written by Shuli Rand. Rand, who also starred in the film, won the Best Actor award from the Israeli Film Academy for the role of Moshe. On a side note, Shuli Rand is […]
You probably know that the Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot, is the final of the three Harvest Festivals and concludes the High Holy Days. But did you know that the first Hanukkah was a belated Sukkot celebration and that the dedication of Solomon’s Temple also occurred during the Feast of Tabernacles? Were you aware that […]
Holy Day Reminder ROSH HASHANAH: Saturday – Sunday, September 23-24 YOM KIPPUR: Monday, October 2 SUKKOT: Saturday-Saturday, October 7-14 SIMCHAT TORAH: Sunday, October 15 (All holidays begin the previous evening.) To see if Jews for Jesus is having a High Holy Day service near you go to: High Holiday Services Free Holy Day E-cards! We’ve […]