Category Archives: Jewish and Israeli Food

Rosh Hashanah 101: Apples and Honey

Jul 19, 2021  |  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 […]

 

Everything You Need To Know Before Celebrating Shavuot 2021

May 09, 2021  |  By Abby S

Shavuot is a Jewish holiday that is observed on the 6th of Sivan, which often occurs in May or June. Shavuot 2021 begins at sundown on Sunday, May 16 and is observed on Monday, May 17 until nightfall. While the ancient festival has Biblical origins as a grain harvest holiday and traditionally marks the conclusion of the counting of the omer and the passing of seven weeks after Passover, many […]

 

The Land of Milk and Honey

Jul 07, 2019  |  By Mari

Israel is best known as a “good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey”, which refers to goats milk and date honey. It meant that land was full of nutrients and that the Jewish people would not go hungry living in Israel, which still stands through to this day. Honey has appeared multiple times through ancient texts and not only date honey but bee honey. One example […]