Yes, we know we say that Rosh Hashanah is “so early” or “so late” every year, but … Rosh Hashanah is really early this year! (Though actually, if you think September 8 is bad, just wait for 2013, when the new Jewish year will begin on September 5—the earliest that it can begin.) While Tablet Magazine’s High Holiday coverage won’t completely envelop you until next week, we are publishing our food-related content early, because cooking—and planning to cook—takes time! Hence today’s locavore guide to a late-summer Rosh Hashanah; and hence articles tomorrow on holiday-appropriate wine and on holiday cooking in mixed marriages (the latter by contributing editor Joan Nathan). So be ready, is what we’re saying.

To further get you into the holiday spirit, the guys behind God & Co. put together an advice-rap. Enjoy.

Rosh Hashana Rap from Tablet Magazine on Vimeo.