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Happy New Year… Again

September 25, 2014
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[Note from the Profussor: If after reading today’s post you are feeling like it all seems strangely familiar, an almost identical story originally ran on September 29, 2011.]

It’s Rosh Hashanah, again. And thanks to the miracle of scheduled postings, you will see this on one of the three high holy days where I’m supposed to do no work whatsoever. However, since I only really celebrate two of them, and even then will drive almost thirty minutes each way to temple, you can probably guess I adopt a pretty liberal interpretation of the word “work.”

Still, I want to try and respect the spirit of the holiday.

Had I found a way to get ahead of my daily posting schedule, I could have written about Rosh Hashanah in more detail. For example, it’s no accident that the Jewish new year celebration comes before the Day of Atonement. I could have done a post on the symbols of the holiday meal. Some might even be curious about what I’m really required to do in the next few days and the spiritual significance of the season.

But I’m going to do none of that. Maybe next year. Instead, I have something that’s even less interesting. How’s that for writing into the jump?

Today, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite Jewish themed posts from the past. Now you may be thinking, “I thought all of your posts were Jewish themed.” And that’s sweet. But I was talking specifically about the ones which are about Jewish food.

Hope you’re not hungry, because here’s the list:
Chopped liver
Corned beef or pastrami sandwiches
Potato knishes
Cel-Ray soda
Egg creams
Potato latkes
Creamed herring
Full-sour pickles
Bagels

The next high holy day is Yom Kippur. Lucky for you it’s on a Saturday, so it won’t preempt your regularly scheduled fresh fussy content.

In the meantime, remember this: never pass up the chance for a celebration.

So with that in mind, happy new year! I wish you all the best, peace and prosperity, health and happiness, joy and contentment. May your 5775 make 5774 seem like 5773.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Andrew permalink
    September 25, 2014 12:00 pm

    The last link spurred an idea…what about a Tour de Bagel? A few new places have opened recently, West End and Psychedelicatessen, plus some people swear by the bagels at stalwarts like Uncommon Grounds, Bagels and Bakes and even Price Chopper.

  2. September 26, 2014 1:45 am

    Ok – if there’s a bagel tour, please include Bread & Honey on Madison (Honest Weight has their Everything bagel, but not the rest of the options. Is that flavor considered the quintessential bagel?) And what happened to Albany Bagel Co – is it still at the farmers market?

  3. September 26, 2014 11:42 am

    I missed the original egg cream post from a few years back, but one thing that has always puzzled me about those who believe that only U-Bet that’s kosher for Passover will suffice is this: Do they think their favorite places only buy chocolate syrup during that limited period of time? Seems a little unrealistic. While on the subject, I’d recommend Yonah Schimmel (though more famous for knishes) on East Houston.

    Thanks for listing the posts – as with that on egg creams, there were a few I hadn’t yet seen. And I hope you and your family have a wonderful High Holidays, Daniel.

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