Shopping period is over and the Ratty menu already seems repetitive, which means that the newness of the school year is finally wearing off – but Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts this Wednesday night. Brown RISD Hillel has events planned for the duration of the holiday, the first (and sweetest) of which begins this morning.
Stop by the Hillel table on the Main Green today, tomorrow, or Wednesday between 11am and 2pm to hear the shofar and enjoy apples and honey, traditionally eaten to symbolize hope for a sweet new year. You can also send HoneyGrams, cards with sticks of honey attached, to anyone on campus (but let’s face it, there’s always going to be someone who turns receiving them into a popularity contest).
You don’t have to be Jewish to grab some apple slices or send a HoneyGram, and they’re free, and fruit is healthy – so you really have no excuse!