Rosh Hashanah’s coming right up, specifically September 25–27, 2022! In Judaism, Rosh Hashanah is both the celebration of the Jewish New Year and the start of the High Holidays. It’s a time of reflection, forgiveness, and fresh starts. Festivities include prayer services, the blowing of the “shofar,” a musical instrument made from the horn of a ram, and, of course, food!
The foods traditionally shared during Rosh Hashanah, known as simanim, are highly symbolic and generally accompanied by a blessing. Specific foods and blessings vary across households, but there are key themes:
In Judaism, the pomegranate also symbolizes knowledge and wisdom. Not sure how to de-seed a pomegranate? Try this hack!
For other occasions, challah is more commonly prepared as a braided load. (And Apple Carrot Raisin Challah Knots is a Sticky Fingers Cooking favorite!)
The sentiment here is that it’s better to move forward than to lag behind. (Never tried roasting garlic? TikTok to the rescue!)
Why leeks and dates? Because in Aramaic the words for leeks and dates sound like the words for cut and destroy.
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