About Rosh Hashanah

What to Cook for Rosh Hashanah

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Celebratory food customs vary amongst Jews for the holiday of Rosh HaShanah. The meals are festive, and usually elaborately prepared […]

Why is there a Rosh Hashanah?

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Rosh HaShanah serves a few purposes in the Jewish calendar. The New Year Celebrating the cycle of the year is […]


How is Rosh Hashanah Celebrated?

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Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated with a level of solemnity not seen in the secular celebration of […]

Why isn’t the Jewish New Year in January?

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There are actually four “new years” in the Jewish calendar. There is a New Year for Kings, a New Year […]


How Do You Say Happy New Year in Hebrew?

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The Talmud tells us that our fate for the coming year is inscribed by G-d in the Book of Life […]

Traditional Rosh HaShanah Foods

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While all Jewish holiday foods are rife with symbolism, those of Rosh HaShanah are particularly poignant and heartfelt with hopes […]


How Many Days is Rosh HaShanah?

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The Torah prescribes one day of celebration for Rosh HaShanah – the first day of the seventh month, as defined […]

Why Do We Dip an Apple in Honey?

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We dip an apple into honey to symbolize a sweet new year. The combination of these two sweet items, both […]