Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rosh Hashanah

L’Shanah Tovah!

Although I am not Jewish, I love Jewish cooking! It is warm, inviting and absolutely delicious! I think one of the best times of Jewish cooking is Rosh Hashanah.

Rosh Hashanah celebrates the beginning of the Jewish year, the creation of Adam and Eve, and begins the ten days of repentance. It is taught that on Rosh Hashanah, God opens his book and inscribes your name in his book with his plans for your life in the year ahead.

What I love most about the meal is the symbolism. Every element has a meaning; apples dipped in honey to symbolize a sweet life, pomegranates to symbolize the commands in the Torah, (There are said to be 613 seeds in a pomegranates, the same number of commands in the Torah.) round loaves of bread symbolizing the circle of life, and cooked carrot slices symbolizing prosperity.

Tonight I will be making Honey Chicken, Carrot Tzimmes, Apples and Pears dipped in Honey, Pomegranates, Challah loaves, Matzah Ball Soup and an Apple Krugle.

For more information on Rosh Hashanah or for recipes please visit the links below.

May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year!


For Information:

Holiday origins and information


When to light the candles

For Recipes:

Traditional foods

Challah Tutorial


junebuug72 said...

Shana Tova!

Joy B. said...

For Christians, Check out this site featuring Rosh Hashanah.

sugarcookie067 said...

Where is my Challah Bread, Joy???? Please make me some!

Smurfette79 said...

I honestly have a "Jewish cook book" and have never even looked in it more than seeing what it said on the cover . It was in a box of stuff that was left in my house by an x/bf of mine .. His family was Jewish. I might have to pull it down and take a gander thanks!