Today is January 25, 2020 -

Rosh Ramblings

Rosh Hashanah begins on Sunday night. We start a new year; we kick off the Ten Days of Repentance; it is our Day of Judgment. We atone for this year’s sins. We reflect on how to make next year better.

Our pulpit rabbis and cantors have been very busy preparing to make our synagogue experience as meaningful as possible. We probably do not thank them enough. Rabbis and cantors – thank you!

I love to cook, but not really to bake, so a big thank you to the makers of raisin challah and rainbow squares–my Rosh favorites.

I just received a new cookbook for being a PJ Library parent. It had an interesting looking recipe for baked ginger and soy sauce gefilte fish. I think I will try it. “Ashkenazi vs. Sephardi Jews 2 – Food Fight!” might be one of the funniest videos I have ever seen. It puts into perspective some of our political and theological differences. I love the final message, “Am Yisrael Chai…but without the schmaltz herring.”

At 4:15 on Monday afternoon, at Buckingham Pond in Albany, we will be hosting a PJ Library family-friendly Tashlich service with shofar blowing, followed by a community Tashlich sponsored by the Capital District Board of Rabbis. Hundreds of people usually show up. If you are in the neighborhood, please drop by.

L’shanah tovah tikateivu v’tichateimu – May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.

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