happy new year! eat matzah!
previous years. buy your matzah (and related products) early and often. that's what i always say.
i realize that i do not live in chicago, new york or philly. there may not be enough jews here for a minyan. but people, if you are going to set up your little holiday kosher section, make sure you've got the right holiday! i know, i know, all those funny sounding words can be confusing, and, geez, we do use both the hebrew and english holiday names at random, which makes it even harder to follow what's going on. plus, well, given that all jewish holidays center around consumption of massive quantities of food, an outsider may see no major difference between, say, passover and rosh hashanah. brisket is brisket, eh?
but, on the other hand, passover packaging is wallpapered with the word...it's gotta be hard to miss. also, rosh hashanah and passover are six months apart. and rosh hashanah means a run on apples and honey, not an entire shift in the, er, dietary paradigm, if you will.
my local massive chain grocery store missed these rather broad clues and chose to celebrate rosh hashanah in april with boxes of egg&onion matzah.
i could've should've said something, but i decided that it would be better to provide the local jews with a little laugh instead. so, my lips remained sealed.