Yeladim


 

Say It Again

How many times can you say “Passover” during the seder? For instance: “Pass over the salt.” “Please pass over a soup spoon.” Keep count and decide what the winner gets for a prize!

White Chocolate Almond Matzah

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

4 to 6 square matzahs

1 (12 ounces) bag of white chocolate chips

1 cup crushed almonds

Preheat oven to 400? F . Line a cookie sheet with foil. Lay matzah on it in a single layer. Melt 1 cup butter and 1 cup sugar in saucepan. Pour and spread over matzah. Bake at 400? F. for five minutes (have an adult help you). Remove from oven and pour a 12-ounce bag of white chocolate chips over matzah and spread it around evenly. Return to oven for 30-60 seconds to melt the chips, then remove. Spread chocolate evenly over matzah with a knife. Sprinkle crushed almonds over the whole thing. Refrigerate overnight and then break it into pieces and enjoy! Makes 4 square matzahs.

 

For the Kids


Rosh Hashanah is upon us. We will use the shofar to blow us into the new year, we will dip apples in honey for a sweet year and our challah will be round just like the yearly cycle. Our new year will be celebrated this on Sept. 26, the 1st of Tishrei.

Here are some weird customs people perform on Rosh Hashanah that you might not know about:

Eating from the head of a sheep and saying: "May we be at the head and not at the tail."

Not napping on the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah. Why? Because if we do that on Rosh Hashanah we may end up "napping" through the year.

Eating a pomegranate. It is said that the pomegranate has 613 seeds — just like the number of mitzvot in the Torah.

 

Tashlich Time

Another ritual performed during Rosh Hashanah is Tashlich, which is the act of throwing your sins into running water. People use bread crumbs or rocks to symbolize their sins. They go to running water, such as the ocean or a river, because there are fish there. Fish never close their eyes, so they symbolize the ever-watchful eye of God. Cool, huh?

Apples & Almonds

How About This?

Make Rosh Hashanah Cookie Cutters

You will need:

3 1/2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 cups margarine

1 beaten egg

2 teaspoons almond

extract

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

bowl

rolling pin

floured board

cookie cutter(s)

cookie sheet

Combine ingredients. Mix, roll and cut out the dough. Bake until lightly browned at 375 F, about 12 minutes.

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