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If there’s one thing I love about being a Jew, it’s the promise of delicious food at each and every holiday. Rosh Hashanah is no exception, and it’s coming right up! Tomorrow night, at sundown, begins this holy holiday. You’ve come to the right place if you want to learn what special foods to stock up on in time for tomorrow’s feast.
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, so to speak. Like most Jewish holidays, it is accompanied by a host of foodstuffs that each hold their own symbolic significance. And they’re tasty too!
Here are a few that I’ll be munching on, and what they mean.
1. Apples With Honey: It’s traditional to eat apple slices accompanied with honey on the day of the new year. In doing so, we aspire to have a sweet year!
2. Challah: We also eat Challah bread on the new year! This rich, eggy, bread is blessed, and also accompanied with a dip in honey to bring sweetness to the year.
3. New Fruit: On the second day of Rosh Hashanah, it’s ritual to eat a “new fruit,” which has recently come into season. Often, this is pomegranate, which has a dual meaning. It is also eaten with the hope that the coming year will have as many blessings as the plentiful seeds in the pomegranate!