Lentil and Bulgar Patties Just Before the Tisha B’Av Fast

Lentil dishes are common foods for shiva and Tisha B’Av. Their round shape symbolizes the circle of life in the Jewish tradition, from east to west.

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I wrote about this tradition here last year, and gave a recipe for majadra, lentil and bulgar stew that is popular throughout the Middle East year long.