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Rosh Hashanah 101: Apples and Honey

Sep 09, 2022  |  By Abby S

Honey is one of the central foods enjoyed by the Jewish people during Rosh Hashanah. Popularly incorporated into cakes, cookies, meat glazes, challah, and other foods, honey is also enjoyed on its own with apples throughout the High Holidays.  Honey has become an iconic symbol of Rosh Hashanah, just like pomegranates and shofars. But why do we eat honey and apples on Rosh Hashanah? What does honey symbolize? How did […]


Rosh Hashanah Seder: Do You Know the Traditional Rosh Hashanah Foods?

Aug 25, 2022  |  By Mari

When thinking about Rosh Hashanah food, one almost automatically thinks of the famous apples and honey combination, and for many Jews apples and honey symbolize the Jewish New Year itself. But that’s not all! As Rosh Hashanah 2022 is now less than a month away (beginning at sundown on Sunday, September 25), it’s time to familiarize ourselves with the rest of the traditional Rosh Hashanah foods, which many Jews eat […]


7 Shavuot Foods from Around the World

Jun 01, 2022  |  By Evelina G

Shavuot 2022 starts at sundown on Saturday, June 4. It is a widespread custom – and one of the defining features and many people’s favorite aspect of the holiday! – to eat dairy foods on Shavuot. For many Ashkenazi Jews, that means enjoying cheesecake, blintzes, and other sweet, creamy desserts. However, Jewish communities around the world have their own treasured Shavuot recipes that utilize local ingredients and reflect the beautiful […]


Why Do Some People Put an Orange on the Seder Plate?

Apr 14, 2022  |  By Evelina G

You might have heard of the quirky tradition of adding an orange to the Passover Seder plate or elsewhere on the table. Find out where this custom comes from and what it means! Orange on the Seder Plate As we explored in our Seder Plate Meaning & History post, the Passover Seder plate is likely a few hundred years old – a significant tradition yet relatively new in the scope of Jewish history! […]