Latkes, brisket, challah, Rosh Hashanah

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, September 20, 2017

new year

Now the beautiful business of summer is over,
Earth wraps herself in a bright, leaf-patterned shawl.
The hives cement the prodigal juice of the clover
And spendthrift gold is hoarded in bin and stall
–Jean S. Untermeyer (1886–1970)


Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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Rosh Hashanah Begins

Rosh Hashanah 2020
Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the year in the traditional Jewish calendar. In 2020, Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset on September 18. Learn more about this holiday and how Rosh Hashanah is celebrated—including interesting traditions and symbolic foods.
Butterfly Wall Art Set

Set of 3 indoor/outdoor wall art pieces. Made in the USA and powder-coated for maximum rust resistance. Each large butterfly features a deep reflective finish. 

Challah Bread


You can certainly buy a loaf of this rich bread, but it’s fun to make at home—especially if you have a standing mixer.

Autumnal Tree Wall Art

This brilliant and highly reflective 16-inch metal art piece was laser-cut from rugged steel and then powder-coated for rust resistance and durability. Handcrafted with a 7-step metallic color infusion process and features a unique swirl pattern that creates an additional layer of dimension and interest. 

Beef Brisket Recipe

Classic Beef Brisket

In a Jewish family, a brisket is the center of the holiday table. In Texas, a brisket would go on the grill.

The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar

Scenic photographs, country musings, fun facts, humor, and advice. Plus best days to fish, plant, set eggs, harvest crops, and cut hay.

Latke Recipe

Latkes Recipe

Latkes are shallow-fried pancakes made with grated potatoes, flour, and egg. Golden, crunchy, and satisfying, latkes are often enjoyed with sour cream or applesauce.

The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia! 

An Apple A Day . . .

Apples: Health Benefits and Other Uses
It’s apple season again! Here are some of the numerous health benefits of apples, as well as some of their other interesting uses!
The Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Baking | Save 50%

Enjoy 118 scrumptious recipes from celebrated baker Ken Haedrich.