Symbolic Dinner

Rosh Hashanah Dinner

Rosh Hashanah
Jewish New Year 5769

Crusted Fresh Petrale Sole
Topped with Caramelized Honeycrisp Apples
Israeli Couscous Medley
Honeyed Baby Carrots

Carrots represent our hope that we increase our good deeds, topped here with butter and honey, to symbolize the wish for sweetness in the coming year.

Wishing You a Sweet New Year
L’Shana Tova!

To observe Rosh Hashanah, traditional foods sweetened with honey, apples and carrots are served. They symbolize sweetness, blessings, abundance and the hope for a sweet year ahead. Fish is a part of the Rosh Hashanah meal, for it is an ancient symbol of fertility and prosperity and also represents knowledge since its eyes are always open. This is the time to reflect on our lives, values and relationships. The festive symbolic meal is an integral component of the Rosh Hashanah celebration.
L’Shana Tova Tikatevu

May Your Name be Inscribed in The Book of Life
For a Good Year

28 thoughts on “Symbolic Dinner”

  1. L’Shana Tovah! I’m living vicariously through your symbolic meal since this is the first Rosh Hashannah I haven’t been able to get home in time for our holiday meal.

  2. Wishing you a very happy new year! Thanks for sharing the new year with us! I know Jewish celebrations are very lovely because they are full of beautiful symbolisms.

  3. I’m definitely not a Jew, but I’m wishing you a happy new year anyways!;)

    Also, maybe I’m crazy, but that dollop of butter in the picture of the carrots almost looks like a heart.

  4. L’Shana Tovah! I had to copy the1st commenter as I never really knew what the salutation would be on this holy occasion.

    I hope all the family and friends that you wished to be in attendance arrived, health and happiness in the coming year.

  5. I’m falling, falling for those carrots!!
    I’m also reflecting on so many things as the leaves colour deeper and eventually fall.

  6. What a gorgeous job and I really love the carmelized apples on the top. Somehow I always think apple cake and don’t use the apples on the savory dish – I have to re hotwire myself.

    Shana Tova.

  7. And a Happy New Year to you and your family too, dear one.

    Thanks for sharing this special meal and time with us.

  8. L’Shana Tovah to you too Lori Lynn!!
    What a beautiful presentation and explanation of the foods. I think I’ll be eating lots of fish and honey butter this year!! Hugs to you..and a Rosh Hashanah prayer for you;

    …Y’hi ratzon mil’fanekha Adonai eloheinu vei’lohei avoteinu sh’t’chadeish aleinu shanah tovah um’tukah.

    “May it be Your will, Lord our God and God of our ancestors that you renew for us a good and sweet year.”

  9. Thank you EVERYONE for your good wishes for the New Year. May it be a SWEET year for you all as well. I truly appreciate your comments, and I am grateful for your friendship, and for sharing a bit of yourselves here. It has been and continues to be a pleasure to get to know you through your comments and your blogs.
    L”Shana Tova!

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