That’s right folks, just one week to go until it’s 5775! What’s your favourite part of the New Year celebration? Is it the food? Is it the company? How about hearing the Shofar (Ram’s horn) blown? For me, it’s all of the above! I love having all the company over and especially company that eats! I think my favourite is the young men who eat like they’ve never seen food before, and may never see it again. They eat with pure abandon and joy. As we get older, and unfortunately it’s stereotypical for young girls, we tend to shy away from the simple joy of a meal prepared to be eaten fully. We worry about diets, cholesterol (which you should watch!) and appearances too much. While everything in life should be in moderation, you must remember to enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of your labour and partake of the festival meals! It’s a mitzvah!