Rosh Hashanah

Recipe: Chocolate apple cake

By Denise Phillips, September 16, 2011

Every Rosh Hashanah, I create a variation on the traditional apple cake. This one has become a family favourite, whether for dessert or for tea. It freezes beautifully, but make sure to freeze it un-iced and add the topping after defrosting.

Serves: 8. Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 1 hour plus 30 minutes to cool.



A Rosh Hashanah Rock Anthem

By Jennifer Lipman, September 13, 2011

A festive tune from Aish for the Jewish New Year.


Dip Your Apple: a Rosh Hashanah tune

By Jennifer Lipman, September 8, 2011
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A song to get you in the Rosh Hashanah mood, from the Fountainheads.


Nowadays I act like a mother

By Tracy-Ann Oberman, September 5, 2011

Rosh Hashanah is looming again and as ever I find that the shift in temperature and the new smell in the air are my cue to take stock - to look back on the year, at who I once was, who I hoped to be and who I have now become. I'm currently working with much younger cast members.


Woman hospitalised after new year car theft

By Jennifer Lipman, September 13, 2010

A Jewish woman from Hendon was attacked by four men on her way home from a Rosh Hashanah meal.

The 57-year-old was left with a bruised thigh and cut on her knee after thieves broke into her home and stole her car.

She and her family returned just before midnight on Thursday to find the men in the process of stealing the car, which had been parked in her driveway.

The woman attempted to stop the burglary by standing in front of the car, but the men knocked her down and drove off.


Tesco Rosh Hashanah deliveries drama

By Jessica Elgot, September 8, 2010

Rosh Hashanah shoppers in Golders Green were alarmed this morning after a website glitch meant online shopping from Tesco did not arrive.

Several customers reported that they had been concerned their shopping would not arrive in time for Rosh Hashanah, with one woman reporting the shopping had not appeared for her dinner plans for 27 people. Only the Golders Green store was believed to have been affected.


Hall of Fame: Ilham Aliyev

September 8, 2010

"The Rosh Hashanah is a holiday of renewal, repentance and moral purity.

"May this dear day bring good news, joy and happiness to you and your families."


David Miliband: time to focus on peace talks

By Jennifer Lipman, September 7, 2010

The Jewish politician hoping to be the next leader of the Labour party has wished Britain’s Jewish community “a happy, healthy and sweet new year of peace and prosperity.”

David Miliband said Rosh Hashanah was “an opportunity to look forward to the coming year, and also a period of reflection and soul searching.”

The MP and shadow foreign secretary added: "The New Year is a good time for us all to focus on the peace talks in the Middle East.

"There are those who want to knock the talks off course, often violently.


The High Holy Day tutorial - on how to be a happy Jew

By Lord Jonathan Sacks, September 7, 2010

It was an invitation I could not refuse. Next month I will be joining the Dalai Lama at Emory University for a seminar on happiness. It appealed to me first because the Dalai Lama is, like Nelson Mandela, one of those rare figures who has led his people through suffering by forgiveness.


Ringing the praises on the world's birthday

By David Lister, September 7, 2010

But why? Why is a blast on a horn the best expression of the national mood at the start of a New Year? And a ram's horn at that?