As we celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, a look at the year that was
Rosh Hashanah which literally means “head of the year,” is the Jewish New Year. It marks the beginning of the autumnal High Holy Day season, when humanity is judged for its deeds during the year just past. It is followed, on the 10th of Tishrei, by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, when according to the same tradition a Jew’s fate for the coming year is "sealed.”
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Every ethnic group has its own traditional festive dishes for Rosh Hashanah. We found home cooks happy to share their holiday favorites.
Apples and honey have a long history as a Jewish new year tradition. This recipe combines these ancient symbols into a sweet dessert
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