This Sunday we start celebrating a series of holidays commonly called The High Holidays. In Yiddish, we simply say Yontoivim – The Holidays, and everybody understands which holidays are meant. That’s because there are four holidays that follow each other not only on the calendar, but also in meaning and significance. In this chapter, you will see the transition from Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement, to Sukkot and Simhat Torah (click for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 8).
19. Michurin I.V. – famous Russian biologist and horticulturist who developed and a grafting technique that produced superior fruit trees. The joke was that he has produced a single strawberry the size of a mountain and fell from the top of it to his death.
On the first of the High Holidays, Rosh haShana, we sing a haunting prayer to Our Father, Our King (Avinu Malkeinu):
With this beautiful rendition and the recipe for our traditional Rosh haShana dessert, I am wishing all of you, Beautiful People, a sweet, healthy, happy, and successful year – a Zis Yohr!