Sear the brisket in a large skillet
Combine the brisket, bones, and water in a deep soup pot
Bring to a boil
Add the onions and tomatoes
Cover and cook over low heat for 1 hour
Add the cabbage, salt, and pepper
Cook for 1 hour.
Turn off the heat and let it set a few minutes until the fat rises. Skim off any excess fat using a large spoon. (or put it in the refrigerator until the fat is solid and then remove it.
Stir in the lemon juice, sugar, and raisins/
Taste to correct seasonings if necessary.
Serve with the meat as a garnish. (or leave it in the soup)