Three Reasons to Love Rosh Hashanah - AND Kugel (Bonus Recipe)

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Apples and Honey. Shofar-blowing contests. Dinners with family.

Three reasons to love Rosh Hashanah, even for those of us who don't go to synagogue.

What does any of this have to do with shirts?

Nothing.

We already told you about our Daddy's and Mommy's Little Apples and Honey onesies and kids' tees -- and our Happy Jew Year tee -- on Instagram and Twitter.

This blog isn't for selling shirts -- it's for spreading a little bit of knowledge and joy to our fellow MOTTs (Members Of The Tribe).

Read on for a little info about the three things we love, and a recipe for apple-infused kugel.

Apples and Honey

There's nothing like smothering your succulent fruit in sweet, dripping goo. But why on Rosh Hashanah?

Our Hebrew school teachers told us it symbolized making the new year sweet ("metukah"), to fulfill the saying "L'Shanah Tovah u' Metukah." 

Shofar Blowing Contests 

According to Shabbat.com, the longest shofar blow comes in just under 2 minutes. That's one hell of a Tekiah Gedolah. Listen to it here:

(Video courtesy of Shabbat.com)

 

How long can you blow your shofar?  

Dinners With Family

Of all Rosh Hashanah traditions, this is the one we love most. It's simple: spending time with loved ones. Gathering Jews to celebrate a new year, a new lease on life, and all the wonderful things we all have to look forward to. 

Wherever you are, whoever you're with, from Proud Jews to all of you: Happy Rosh Hashanah.

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