Mandel bread considered a staple for Rosh Hashana

September 24, 2014 11:02 AM

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Mandel bread considered a staple for Rosh Hashana

Marcia Rittmaster and her family have New Year’s plans this evening. Sundown marks the beginning of Rosh Hashana, commonly referred to as the “Jewish New Year.” Rosh Hashana is the first of 10 days specifically set aside for reflection culminating in the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur.

Marcia and her husband, Larry, have been married 48 years and have three sons and four grandchildren. The youngest grandchild, 4-year-old Ella Rittmaster, regularly spends time in Marcia’s kitchen, cooking and baking with her. “My favorite thing is making scrambled eggs,” Ella says. “But I like spri...

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