The decorations are down, the kids are back in school, and the New Year’s resolutions have already been broken — yes, it’s time for the post-holiday blahs.
But before you sink into a pit of January despair, feeling like there’s nothing fun coming up for ages, remember there are always lots of minor holidays. In fact, for us Jews, it feels like there’s a holiday every other week, although most of us couldn’t define more than a handful. So with this week’s video, I’ve tried to clarify some common themes among Jewish holidays, as well as providing some upbeat gospel music to start the New Year on a positive note. (And yes, I know Jewish gospel music is an oxymoron, but this is the era of fusion where genres and ethnicities get blended in everything from social groups to cuisine, so think of this as fusion Jewish gospel…)