Tag Archive: significant omens

Sep 18

Significant omens

Leeks

If the thought of Rosh Hashanah meals evokes visions of apples and honey, kugels and tzimmes—a sweet concoction of carrots, prunes and honey—this is notice that times have changed. Over the past several decades, the tradition of eating significant omens (simanim in Hebrew) on Rosh Hashanah night has become increasingly widespread. The custom of simanim …

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Sep 17

A Regency Rosh Hashanah meal

apples and honey

Next Wednesday evening marks the onset of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, 5775. Known as the Day of Judgment, when each of us is judged for our actions and omissions during the previous year, the holiday requires both immense spiritual and culinary preparations. With the exception of Passover, Rosh Hashanah probably provides the widest …

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