Monday, October 03, 2005

Shanah Tovah and Happy New Year 

Rosh HaShannah is here once again, the Jewish New Year. I'll be back in a few days.

In the meantime, we have to spend the rest of today getting ready for the two day celebration. One custom is to eat symbolically significant foods, a notable example being the fish head. For our fish head, we like to use the head of the very rare and exotic Gefilte fish. The Gefilte fish is so rare because it is so difficult to catch -- it tends to crumble when you get it on the hook. It is also quite hard to find in open water, generally preferring thick sludgy fluids only found in glass jars. So you can see it is quite a treat to have this delicacy for out Rosh HaShannah table.

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