Rosh Hashanah

20 Round Foods for Your Rosh Hashanah Table

September 27, 2016

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins this Sunday, October 2nd—and with it comes, traditionally sweet, yeasty challah, matzo ball soup, and apples dipped in honey. What do these things have in common? Their friendly roundness, which symbolizes the ongoing nature of time, the round-and-round-ness of the year. (Similarly, nothing on the Rosh Hashanah table is bitter or sour—sweet is favored for a sweet new year.)

Why stop with challah? Make these 20 round recipes for Rosh Hashanah dinner:

Many tiny circles!

What's on your Rosh Hashanah table? Share the menu with us in the comments.

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1 Comment

Nancy September 28, 2016
Lovely concept (the round things) and article.
Here are 3 dishes in my rotation for these meals:
Rosh Hashanah SEDER (as in this thread):
Pierre Herme Pain d'epices (FRENCH HONEY CAKE that is very edible), using Dorie Greenspan's reprint of his recipe
Gateau de patates douces (SWEET POTATO CAKE with a lovely chocolate topping)...delicious, old, traditional Algerian recipe, now also useful for guests who need or want to eat gluten free.