Introduction: What is Rosh Hashanah?
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year.
It falls on the 1st of Tishrei, which is the 10th month of the Hebrew calendar.
Rosh Hashanah commemorates the day when God judges humanity and declares a new year for all of humanity.
According to Jewish tradition, this event happened at Mount Sinai when God gave Moses the Ten Commandments.
History: The holiday’s origins
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated on the first day of Tishrei (the ninth month of the Hebrew calendar).
The holiday’s origins are unknown, but it likely commemorates the giving of Torah at Mount Sinai.
Rosh Hashanah typically falls in September or October.
Customs: Traditions associated with the holiday
Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the revelation of God’s Torah to Moses on Mount Sinai.
The holiday typically falls in late September or early October, and includes customs such as eating matzoh, studying the Bible and fasting.
One of the customs associated with Rosh Hashanah is blowing the shofar (a ram’s horn).
Foods: What is typically eaten during Rosh Hashanah?
What foods are typically eaten during Rosh Hashanah? According to Jewish custom, people traditionally eat a “reish kabob” on the first night of Rosh Hashanah.
This is a skewered combination of lamb, beef, or chicken.
There are also many other traditional foods that are eaten on this special day, such as apples and honey.
Symbols: The meaning behind Rosh Hashanah symbols
Foods traditionally eaten during the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah often reflect the autumn season.
Many Jews eat a kugel, a sweet pasty dish made from ground beef, and apples. Others enjoy challah, a braided bread that is often filled with fruit.
Looking back, Rosh Hashanah seems like a blur. All we can remember are the preparations, the anticipation and the joy of celebrating the new year together.
But this year, there’s a special feeling in the air.
Maybe it’s because we’re all getting older and hopefully wiser – or maybe it’s just because Rosh Hashanah is such an important holiday.
Regardless of why, we’re all looking forward to celebrating it again next year.
There are so many things to do on Rosh Hashanah – from eating Kabobs at your local grill to visiting different temples around town.
And no matter where you go, be sure to bring your sweet tooth – especially if you’re planning on indulging in some yummy applesauce recipes!
Whether you’re religious or not, Rosh Hashanah is definitely worth celebrating.