Today on Tablet
Apple-and-honey taste test, Rosh Hashanah FAQs, meet the Beatles
Ever wonder which types of apple and honey to buy for Rosh Hashanah? Tablet Magazine’s editors reveal the results of their massive taste test. They also answer all those nagging questions you’ve had about the Jewish New Year. In his weekly midrash, Liel Leibovitz notes that, concerning both the new The Beatles: Rock Band game and the Torah, “the sweet music of redemption always plays on, waiting patiently for fresh ears and young mouths to discover it.” And the sweet music of The Scroll will play throughout the day.
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