Rosh Hashanah seder

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Some of the foods traditionally eaten at a Rosh Hashanah seder

A Rosh Hashanah seder is a festive meal held on the Jewish holy day of Rosh Hashanah.

At the Rosh Hashanah seder, special foods known as simanim (signs) are served.


The tradition of holding a seder on Rosh Hashanah is at least 2000 years old.[1] It has especially been practiced among the Sephardi communities of the Mediterranean region.[2]


The following foods are traditionally eaten, though individual customs vary:

  • Beets
  • Dates
  • Leeks
  • Pomegranates
  • Pumpkins
  • Beans

Most common, a piece of apple is dipped in honey.


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