This year Rosh Hashana comes out on Wednesday night the 20th of September and goes in to Saturday (Shabbat), making it 3 days in a row.
One needs to be prepared in order to be able to go through the three days without having to do extra work that would normally be prohibited on the holidays and Sabbath. Keep in mind that if one forgets to prepare anything that is needed for a medical condition, the Rabbis usually allow it. It is advisable to check with your Rabbi.
Some of the things that one might want to prepare in advance:
Open all packages before the holiday
Fill your pump to the maximum
Change your batteries (in order to avoid having to do it on the holiday—remember we were told that one is allowed to change batteries if needed)
Since one might be in the synagogue for extended hours it is advisable to prepare testing supplies, food and even snack and/or Winkies to take along.
If one does not have drinks available in the synagogue, it is advisable to have a bottle of water and not go for a few hours without drinking.
Three consecutive holidays followed by the Sabbath calls for a lot of meals.
REMEMBER: FAILING TO PREPARE MEANS PREPARING TO FAIL!!
The following article has a lot of tips and the basics to help you get through.
Check out some of our recipe suggestions
We wish all our JDA members and all of klal yisroel a healthy, happy and successful New Year and beyond!!
(we would appreciate being notified when our articles are used) Copyright Jewish Diabetes Association. Last updated September 2017