Choose Your Rosh Hashanah 2018 Menu: Sephardi, Ashkenazi, Asian or Israeli

Haaretz's food specialist Vered Guttman curates four menus for you to wow your Jewish New Year guests.

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Roasted chicken and eggplant in pomegranate and date molassesCredit: Vered Guttman
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Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews start the Rosh Hashanah meal with a series of symbolic foods.

Each of the foods, including black eyed pea, squash, pomegranate and dates, are accompanied by a blessing, called Yehi Ratzones (Yehi ratzon, meaning “May it be your will” in Hebrew), based on their name in Hebrew or Arabic.

Here are the accompanying blessings.

Chilean sea bass, prickly pear and mint ceviche.Credit: Vered Guttman

Celebrate the Jewish new year with innovative recipes featuring bright Mediterranean ingredients.

Spicy carrot kugel.Credit: Dan Perez

Make this new year meal about Eastern European Jewish comfort food, with some traditional recipes and some with a twist.

Pho-chicken soup with kreplach dumplingsCredit: Vered Guttman

Make this Jewish new year dinner unconventional with these Asian-inspired holiday recipes.