Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Shana Tova!

Tomorrow is the first night of Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish Year. It was the artistry in this print that caught my eye, but the description that convinced me to share it.

"It's tradition on Rosh Hashanah to eat apples and honey for a sweet new year. But why specifically apples and honey? There are many sweet foods. Is there anything significant about them?

There is a difference between the sweetness of an apple and the sweetness of honey. An apple is a sweet fruit which grows on a tree. There is nothing surprising about that--many fruits are sweet. But honey comes from a bee--an insect that is not only inedible, it actually stings. Nevertheless the honey that it produces is sweet. In fact, honey is sweeter than an apple!

Similarly, there are two types of sweetness in our lives: we have times of family celebration, successes in our careers, personal triumphs and harmonious relationships. These are sweet times like the apple is sweet. But then there is a different type of sweetness; a sweetness that comes from times of challenge."

Be sure to check out more art at Jewish Modern and her sister site Kitchen Wizard. Come back tomorrow for a feature and a discount code from these fabulous shops!


  1. Such an intereting post! I never knew this. :)

  2. How beautiful! I love your explanation of apples and honey... so true :)

  3. i agree with Regan.


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