Time to Give Up on Rosh Hashanah Eve Meal

Isn't this actually a day of semi-mourning? Of soul-searching? Instead, we drown our sense of finality in shopping, in financial estimates of how much the holiday meal will cost and in what supermarket chain things are cheaper.

After the death of God ‏(according to Nietzsche‏), what remains alive are the magic rituals designed originally to appease that god and to...