Today is Rosh Hashanah… the Jewish New Year. Much about the holiday centers around the theme of having a sweet year.
One of the greetings for Rosh Hashanah is “Shana tova umetukah”, which is Hebrew for “A good and sweet year”.
Apples and honey are served as a symbol of a sweet year. People dip the apple in the honey.
Noodle Kugel is often made as a side dish for its sweetness.
Challah bread is served to symbolize the cycle of the new year – in the shape of the circular bread.
In synagogue, on the second day of Rosh Hashanah the shofar is sounded. The shofar is made out of a ram’s horn. You can hear it here…
Shana tova umetukah – a good and sweet year!
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