Friday, September 23, 2011
When we dip an apple in honey on Rosh Hashana to symbolize our hope for a sweet New Year, we usually take the conventional route of slicing an apple and either dipping the slice in a container of honey or dipping a spoon in the honey and putting it on the apple slice.
But anything goes on the internet, and we found a new variation on this traditional practice, thanks to Mendy Pellin. Mendy is a Chabad Chasidic comic whom we profiled in March 2010 and again in December 2010.
When it comes to doing a mitzvah, or even just a custom, some Jews go out of their way to use the most beautiful and expensive objects to show their love for the ritual. Buying a perfect etrog for Sukkot and the most expensive Shmura matzah for Pesach are examples of this hiddur mitzvah.
In this short video, Mendy takes this practice to a new level. Enjoy!