Monday, September 14, 2015

Year 5776

Honey Cake with Almonds

Today is the start of the Jewish New Year, 5776. L' Shana Tovah to my family and friends. One of the many traditions during this holiday is to eat something sweet to make sure that you will have a sweet and happy new year.  We dip apples in honey or eat some delicious honey cake.  
It is also customary during Rosh Hashonah, the Jewish New Year, to start fresh and cast your sins into the water by throwing pieces of bread into the nearest lake, ocean, river, etc.  This is called the tradition of Tashlikh The closest body of water to our house is the Ballona Creek, a waterway used as a flood channel. It looks more like a concrete road during our drought.
Later today, we will walk over to Ballona Creek and toss a few crumbs of bread into the channel.  I'm sure the pigeons will love it!
Ballona Creek, 2014, during our California drought

Ballona Creek, 2010, after a rainstorm

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At 10:15 AM PDT, Blogger ken bloom said...

L e Shana tova tikatavu! Hope you have a fine New Years' celebration and you don't even have to sit through an endless service in Shul. IT's going to be quiet around since I'm the only Jew for miles. My bandmate Jane sent me a New Year's greeting. Enjoy it!


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