Brisket Braised in a Homemade Japanese Barbecue Sauce

Rosh Hashanah Brisket braised in a homemade Japanese barbecue sauce

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Jewish holiday Rosh Hashana creative background with honey and apples.

High Holy Days Essentials Bundle

Don’t let the coming High Holy Days stress you out. Our essential bundle comes complete with recipes and cheat sheets for observing these special holidays with ease. By signing up for our bi-weekly eNewsletter, you have access to this and so much more. Each newsletter is packed with holiday resources, recipes, personal stories, and interfaith […]

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Dulce de Manzana

When the Jewish New Year arrives, people often wish their family and friends a “sweet and fruitful New Year.” Because the holiday occurs right at the beginning of apple season, apples are the fruit of choice. People with ancestry from Eastern Europe and Russia ceremoniously dip apple wedges in honey to symbolize this good wish. Sephardic Jews, […]

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Rosh Hashanah Cinnamon Roll Challah with an Italian Twist

Challah for the Jewish New Year is special—round to celebrate the circle of life and sweet (typically with raisins) in the hope of a sweet year. For the occasion, I make what I call my cinnamon roll challah, with rum-soaked raisins (an homage to Italian desserts featuring rum) and a pretty swirl of brown sugar […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples and Onions

Apples, the symbolic fruit for the Jewish New Year, can find their way onto your holiday menu in many ways. This recipe may not have its origins in Europe or the Middle East, but it plays on the tradition of elevating even the simplest of ingredients into a festive dish. I serve this as a […]

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