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Join host Meredith Jacobs for fun and fresh ideas for the High Holidays!*
*(Segment intros filmed on location at the New York International Gift Fair.)
Rosh Hashana Recipes with Susie Fishbein. Meredith takes us into Kosher by Design cookbook author Susie Fishbein’s kitchen for a sneak peek at her newest recipes! Susie and her teenage daughter Katie demonstrate two recipes from her book, Kosher by Design Teens and Twenties. Pineapple Maple Glazed Salmon and Maple Roasted Pears and Sweet Potatoes make a mouth-watering and easy-to-prepare addition to a festive, Rosh Hashana meal, or any day of the week.
Beyond Apples and Honey. We explore an ancient, Sephardic tradition that you can incorporate at your Rosh Hashana table this year — the Rosh Hashana seder. In this mini-seder, participants taste a variety of sweet and savory foods with different symbolic meanings. The author of Rosh Hashana seder guide Apples and Pomegranates, Rahel Musleah, is from the Baghdadi community in Calcutta, India, and shows us how she prepares her family’s traditional version of the seder, including a unique spin on apples and honey called Apples Maraba, flavored with cloves and rosewater. “It’s sort of like baked apples but on the stove,” says Rahel, and it’s delicious!
Yom Kippur Fasting and Break-fasting Tips. (Watch the segment below!)
When it comes to preparing for the Yom Kippur fast, “you want to be satiated but not stuffed,” says nutritionist Bonnie Taub-Dix, sharing her tips for how to eat beforehand to make your fast as easy as possible. When it comes to eating after the fast, Bonnie explains how “to break your fast without breaking your belt buckle.”
Fall Fashions. We go straight to the source for advice on what to wear this High Holiday season, visiting the fashion trade show MODA Manhattan. This season, it’s all about color, prints, and dresses, though more conservative, monochromatic suiting is also in. Accessories are also popular right now, especially hats, and especially fedoras. Featured labels in this segment include Aris Ai, Jamie Kreitman, C.C. Couture, Laundry by Shelli Segal, and Sweet Evie.
Crafts for Kids. Two apple-themed arts & crafts projects get your kids excited about the New Year.
An art project from art educator Chani Shapiro teaches kids about the concepts of the High Holidays. Chani shows a group of 5-year-olds how to make a scale that balances two papier-mache apples (representing good deeds) on one side with a homemade honey jar (representing bad deeds) on the other. The apples weigh more than the honey, and good triumphs!
In another apple-themed craft, Meredith demonstrates how to make an apple print table cloth and napkin set. It’s easy enough for kids to help, and makes a beautiful table decoration you can use for years to come.
Sweet Judaica for a Sweet New Year. When it comes to High Holiday Judaica, honey dishes are the star. The Jewish Museum’s director of merchandising, Stacey Zaleski, shares some of her favorite high-end honey dishes, as well as other ideas to make your table — or your host’s — sparkle. Also, find out about the different varieties of shofars available from different Jewish traditions. “They also make great bar and bat mitzvah gifts,” says Stacey.
Children’s Books to Bring in the New Year. (Watch the clip below!)
Books are a great way to introduce the more serious themes of the High Holidays to your kids. The authors of the brand new book Tashlich at Turtle Rock, Susan Schnur and her daughter Anna Schnur-Fishman, explain how their family’s unique spin on the tashlich ritual turned into a children’s book, and how you can adapt the practice for your own family. Beautifully illustrated by Alex Steele-Morgan.
Then the author of the Yom Kippur themed story The Hardest Word, Jacqueline Jules, explains how her book puts the concept of repentance in terms that kids can understand, with pictures by Katherine Janus Kahn that will delight kids and adults alike.
Check out Meredith Jacobs feature on Jewish Woman Magazine’s website.