Traditions mark the way many of us plan and even live our lives. For Jews worldwide, Rosh Hashanah heralds the start of the Jewish New Year, according to the Judaic calendar. The two-day celebration, starting September 24, marks the anniversary of the day Adam and Eve were said to be created and has evolved into a very special time for individuals to look back on past behavior (namely the wrongdoings), and a time to resolve to do better.
The two main traditions—the Sephardic Jews of Spain, Portugal and North Africa; and the Ashkenazi of Eastern Europe—each have their own traditions when it comes to Rosh Hashanah food. But both share a desire to put the very best on the holiday table to celebrate the Jewish New Year and there is no shortage of classic Rosh Hashanah recipes from Jews all over the world. With that in mind, here are 15 Rosh Hashanah food facts to get you feeling nice and cozy.
1. Apples Dipped in Honey
The dish is served to promote a sweet beginning to the New Year. It’s a staple of every holiday table.
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