Rosh Hashanah Menu Ideas for a Sweeter New Year!

Sep 07, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
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Rosh Hashanah has some wonderfully weird food traditions: we dip round challah into honey (not salt), eat through a range of foodstuffs called simanim, and indulge in juicy, seed-filled pomegranates. We dip apples and challah into honey because sweet foods are seen as a charm for a sweet year ahead. Some people take this even further and completely eschew their standard festive staples in favor of a sweet-centric menu featuring honeyed […]


Rosh Hashanah: 4 Names Fact File

Sep 04, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
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Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – is on its way, and it’s time to start preparing for one of the biggest events in the Jewish calendar! Did you know that Rosh Hashanah is such a big day that it actually has four different names? Here’s what they are and what they mean: Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah literally means “Head of the Year”. The name first appears in the […]

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How-To Guide: Rosh Hashanah Seder

Aug 31, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
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Yes, you read that right: seder! Although the word makes you think of Pesach (and perhaps of Tu B’Shvat), the Jewish New Year has a unique array of special customs, including a seder of its own. The Rosh Hashanah seder takes place only on the first night of the holiday – on the second night, it’s traditional to eat a new fruit (often a pomegranate) instead. Rather than matzah and […]