September 15, 2021
Yom Kippur will begin at sundown this evening and end tomorrow evening. Known as the Day of Atonement, this is the holiest day of the Jewish calendar and follows Rosh Hashanah, a celebration of the start of the Jewish New Year. During Yom Kippur, many observers fast, attend religious services, and reflect upon the past year. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are often referred to as the Jewish High Holidays.
If you’re planning your menu for celebrations during the High Holidays and looking for last-minute inspiration, try these cookbooks in MCPL’s collection:
- Joan Nathan’s Jewish Holiday Cookbook by Joan Nathan
- The Holiday Kosher Baker by Paula Shoyer
- The Artisanal Kitchen: Jewish Holiday Baking by Uri Scheft (on order)
Interested in learning more about the High Holidays? Here are a few suggested reads:
- Talia and the Very 'YUM' Kippur by Linda Elovitz Marshall (children’s book)
- Your Guide to the Jewish Holidays by Matt Axelrod
- Celebrate Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur by Deborah Heiligman (online periodical)
For even more books and videos for all ages, visit the Library’s book list here.
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