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Healthy Rosh Hashanah Foods

Healthy Foods to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

Now is the time of apples and honey, the traditional fare eaten to celebrate the Jewish New Year. As is the case in other cultures, many of the foods served during Rosh Hashanah are believed to bring good luck and fortune to the eater. And, even better, is the fact that many typical Rosh Hashanah foods make healthy snacks too. Here are some of the traditional foods served during Rosh Hashanah you can munch on to welcome a healthy, happy new year!

  • Pairing apples with honey symbolizes the start of a sweet new year.
  • Pomegranate seeds are believed to represent the many good deeds we'll do in the upcoming year.
  • Fall vegetables like pumpkins, beets, and squash represent signs of fertility and prosperity because they are in abundance.
  • Stuffed vegetables and birds are symbols of a year filled with blessings.
  • Dates are commonly eaten to ward off bad people and events in the New Year.
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ekstor ekstor 6 years
Similarities between Judaism and Islam are not surprising considering their Scriptures are closely aligned. Various breadth of interpretation is a whole 'nother discussion though.
zeze zeze 6 years
Those are so similar to Muslim traditions. Today is the big Muslim holiday Eid, and whole baklava is not the healthiest food out there...dates, honey, nuts are eaten representing similar things. Happy New Year to all those celebrating!
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