Video:How to Set the Table for Rosh Hashanahwith Arlene Kashkin
Rosh Hashanah is a joyous Jewish holiday that gathers friends and family around the table. Learn how to set the table for Rosh Hashanah properly to follow the Jewish tradition.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Set the Table for Rosh HashanahHi! I’m Arlene Kashkin from About.com and today I’m going to show you how to set a table for Rosh Hashanah. We’re here at Kash in Kitchen in Port Washington, NY. Rosh Hashanah celebrates the Jewish New Year and is celebrated in September, ten days before Yom Kippur.
To Set the Rosh Hashanah Table, You Will Need:
- White table cloth
- Your best dinnerware and silverware
- 2 loaves of round challah
- Some kind of cover for the challah
- Kiddush cup
- Bottle of Kosher wine (Grape juice for any children at the celebration)
- Honey in a bowl
- A new fruit, such as dates, pomegranates or pumpkin
Organize the Table Setting Following Rosh Hashanah TraditionYou will lay the cloth on the table and then set your table as you would for any other special occasion. Next, set at least two candles on the table, you should plan on lighting these 18 minutes before sundown. Place the Kiddush cup at the place setting where the prayer leader will be seated, which should be at the head of the table. Next, place the wine glasses and wine on the table. Set two loaves of round challah. Now, we’re going to cut the apples into wedges and place them on the table next to the bowl of honey. Later, you will say prayers over the apples and the honey and then dip a piece of the apple into the honey. Also, place a new fruit on the table, although it will not be eaten until the second night of Rosh Hashanah.
If you have a shofar on your table, a shofar is a carved out ram’s horn. If you can have someone that can blow the shofar, it is even better. You are now ready for the celebration and prayers and dinner can begin. Rosh Hashanah is a great holiday to gather friends and family and celebrate new beginnings.If you following these steps for setting the table for Rosh Hashanah it should be simple and easy. For information about Rosh Hashanah and other holidays please visit About.com. And thanks so much for watching.
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