Rosh Hashanah Tips and Recipes

rainbow-appleIf you’re celebrating the Jewish new year of Rosh Hashanah, you’ve probably started to plan. Traditional foods for Rosh Hashanah include anything sweet and round. Specific foods include round challahs, apples dipped in honey, fish, the head of a fish or lamb, fish in general, cabbage, carrots, black-eyed peas (apparently common in secular new year’s celebrations), pomegranates, dates, and beets. And I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few.

I’ve collected some links for Rosh Hashanah, including some from my other website. I’ll be posting a low-oil honeycake recipe on Wednesday.

In 2012 Rosh Hashanah begins on Sunday evening, September 16 and ends Tuesday evening, September 18.


Rosh Hashanah Recipes:

Photo credit: kyz

This post was featured in the Real Food Digest Rosh Hashanah Carnival.


  1. Black eyed peas are called LUBIA. They are mentioned in the Sephardic Simanim sederim. The Ben Ish Hai discusses them etc… definitely not secular.

  2. great article in today’s Washington Post by a local caterer on cooking food with simanim:
    there are links to recipes.


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