What is Rosh Hashanah?Jewish New Year
Many Jewish families gather for special meals to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, which commences at nightfall the day before the actual holiday. The food eaten is very symbolic.
The challah bread, which is eaten during Rosh Hashanah, symbolizes the continuity of life. The apples that are dipped in honey symbolize sweetness and good health throughout the New Year. Some people also eat fish heads, which symbolize their desire to be on top, not the bottom, of life in the New Year. Pomegranates symbolize abundance of goodness and happiness.
(Many other Jewish observances take place in the month