Video:What to Serve for Rosh Dinnerwith Jason Smiles
Traditional foods are served for a Rosh Hashanah dinner. Learn the symbolic meaning for the staple dishes that celebrate in accordance with Jewish tradition for the new year.See Transcript
Transcript:What to Serve for Rosh DinnerThis is Jason Smiles and you’re watching About.com. Today I’m going to go over what to serve for Rosh Hashanah dinner.
Rosh Hashanah Meals Include Staple DishesAll the items I mention, they all symbolize aligning oneself with the coming year, getting yourself in tune with the new year and starting off on the right foot. It’s celebrated serving different foods worldwide. However, today we’re going to go over some of the foods at that are on everyone’s plate.
Different Foods Symbolizes Different Wishes for Rosh Hashanah
- Challah: Most people prefer round Challah for Rosh Hashanah dinner as it symbolizes the cycle or the circle of a new year- one thing comes to an end d another begins.
- Fish heads: Some people cook the fish heads and serve them. Others just lay them out on the table for decoration. Fish heads symbolize the head and the brain, and aligning oneself mentally for the coming year. It’s better to be the head than the tail.
- Pomegranates. They symbolize abundance and fertility as well as the 613 mitzvahs that all Jews should observe.
- Carrots. Now carrot, the word carrot shares the same root in Hebrew as decrees, as in god’s decrees. So we eat carrots to lessen god’s decrees upon us.
- Honey symbolizes something sweet for the coming year. Start out after the bread is broken and afterwards, everyone likes some apples and honey.
- Finally, a little bit of kosher wine. No Jewish celebration is complete without it.
Happy Rosh Hashanah! Hope you enjoyed your dinner. For more information, go to About.com and I’ll see you next time.
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