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Hail To The Chief

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Topic: Apple in Honey, Rosh Hashanah (Reason)

Noreen from Darwin, Australia wrote:

Dear Rabbi,

I am not Jewish and my boss is Jewish. I would like to wish him a "happy new year" but want to do it respectfully. How do I do this? Thanks.


Dear Noreen,

The classic greeting for the Jewish New Year is "Have a good and sweet New Year." By the way, the Jewish custom is to eat honey at the New Year to underline this idea!


 
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