In Israel they don’t think of Hanukah as a “huge” holiday. I think it is because it is so close to Christmas we have made it into a gift giving holiday. The gifts in Israel are given out at Rosh Hashanah. I know when I was there the malls were loaded with carts selling gifts, and people had packages galore in their arms. Just a little bit of information on gift-giving!
On a side note, last night I decided to bake (a very rare thing for me) at 10pm. I made a honey cake in bread pans. If it is good, I will share the recipe! I used a book given to me from my sister-in-law from Israel, so the recipes are a little bit different than our American cookbooks. Keep you posted.
Alef Bet Jewelry is keeping up with social media and now has a blog. Pretty soon it is Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. We usually don’t make New Year resolutions like on December 31st, but in this case, I will make a tiny one. I will now blog. I will now try to inform our readers about Jewish tid-bits. Interesting facts, not only having to do with jewelry, or Jewish stars for that matter.
Did you know, for instance, that a pomegranate is a fruit you eat on Rosh Hashanah? You eat it so your good deeds will be as plentiful as the seeds inside the fruit. We eat the pomegranates off of the tree at my house on Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot, just in time so that the squirrels don’t devour them first.