As High Holidays 5783 will roll around very soon, many are deciding where they plan to attend services. Yet, there is another aspect to this special season. Just as spiritual preparation is needed as we approach the High Holy Days, holiday meal preparation also remains an important feature of our traditions. Jewish people are known to be major foodies (our friends and neighbors still can’t believe that we prepare Thanksgiving-worthy meals every week for Shabbat!), and we wear our chef badges with pride.
Our foodie tendencies are heightened during the autumn months when Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot-- which fall close together on the Hebrew calendar-- demand the preparation of consecutive, extravagant festive meals.
Chabad of Nashville will be hosting a New Year’s Eve gourmet dinner, prepared by one of Nashville’s premiere chefs. The Rosh Hashanah Meals will include several of the traditional foods which symbolize blessings for a Sweet New Year. The meals will include the traditional round Challah, apples and honey, sweet brisket, mashed potatoes, tzimmes, and honey cake.
According to Jewish mystical teachings, when the Jewish holiday meals are prepared and eaten with the intention of enhancing the intrinsic holiness of the day, the very food itself becomes elevated.
RSVP for the Rosh Hashanah Dinner at Chabadnashville.com. For more info. Call 615-646-5750.