ROSH HASHANAH EDITION
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LOS ANGELES — Here’s the buzz about Rosh Hashanah: Beyond a congregation or family, it takes a hive to have a holiday. You may have your tickets, new dress or suit and High Holidays app, but without the honey in which to dip the apple, where would you be?
We wish each other Shana tova umetuka, “Have a good and sweet New Year.” To further sweeten the calendar change we eat honey cake (even Martha Stewart has a recipe) and teiglach, little twisted balls of dough boiled in honey syrup.
Little do we realize that to fill a jar or squeeze a bottle containing two cups of the sticky, golden stuff, a hive of honeybees must visit five million flowers.