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 […]
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Rosh Hashanah Seder: Do You Know the Traditional Rosh Hashanah Foods?
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 […]
Rosh Hashanah Customs, Explained
Rosh Hashanah is the celebration of the New Year according to the Hebrew calendar. It is celebrated by millions of Jewish communities worldwide in a variety of ways. This year, Rosh Hashanah 2022 will begin at sundown on Sunday, September 25 and end at sundown on Tuesday, September 27. While a typical secular New Year celebration usually involves balloons, champagne, parties, and watching the ball drop in Times Square, […]
The Meaning of the Seven Species of the Land of Israel
The pomegranate is one of the most unusual but popular Jewish symbols, found on jewelry, Judaica, and art, and usually the explanation behind the fruit’s importance is that it is one of the Seven Species or Shivat Haminim as they are called in Hebrew. The Seven Species are the foods that were found in ancient Israel and mentioned in the Torah in Deuteronomy: “A land of wheat, barley, grapes, figs, and pomegranates, […]