Shanah Tovah | Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year, is a two-day celebration marking the beginning of a cycle and reflecting on the ending of another. It’s a time of great joy and blessings for prosperity and abundance, full of symbolic and satisfying delights.
This year, Rosh Hashanah falls on September 6-8. It is customary to serve round foods, representing the cyclical nature of life; and sweet foods, for sweet new year’s wishes. That’s why you’ll find Rosh Hashanah spreads that include apples and honey, dates, pomegranates and matzo ball soup. There are, of course, other celebratory dishes like brisket, couscous, and challah.
Many people gather for one or both nights of Rosh Hashanah to pray, give thanks, and sound the Shofar or ram’s horn to commemorate the holiday. Join in the festivities this year with one of these creative takes on traditional holiday dishes:
Photo from West of the Loop
Challah, but make it round
Round challah like this one from West of the Loop keeps with the symbolism of continuity, and, dipped in honey, it’s a delicious new year delight.
Photo from Food52
Dates done differently
These sweet and savory sautéed dates are a fun spin on the classic holiday appetizer.
Photo from Food52
Apples in a salad
Since apples and honey are a must for Rosh Hashanah, why not play with the ingredients in a salad setting, like this one with Brussels sprouts, apples, and a tart & sweet dressing?
Photo from The Vegan Atlas
Couscous for the win
Couscous and seven vegetables is another Rosh Hashanah staple. The round pearls of the couscous symbolize the many blessings of the new year to come and seven is a lucky Jewish number.
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