We celebrated Rosh Hashanah this week, which is celebrating the start of the Jewish new year, the birthday of the world. Rebekah made the crown for our globe centerpiece, which symbolized that God is the King of the whole world.
We made our own shofar out of a whistle that Caleb had and a paper bag. The real shofars are rams horns, and very cool!
I made Challah bread again, but this time it had a different shape. The loaf is round to symbolize the desire for a full and round year. On the bottom of the picture, you can see some lumps that kind of look like a ladder, it should at least, which represents that our prayers are directed to God. Right in the center on the top, was a bird shape before the dough rose too much. The bird symbolizes that our prayers get lifted up to God.
Our menu was: baked fish, glazed carrots, green beans, sliced cucumbers and tomatoes, and the Challah bread. We also had grape juice to drink, and apples dipped in honey (pictured in one of the above pictures). The sweetness of the honey was to symbolize the sweetness of a new year.
Dessert was honey cake. I followed the recipe that was in our book, Celebrating Biblical Feasts. Unfortunately, I had the oven a bit too high and it burned a little on the ends, but the overall flavor was good, even if it was too dry.
The real holiday is not until September 13th this year, so maybe you can plan your own celebration.