This year, “Rosh Hashanah” (Jewish New Year) begins on September 13, 2015 at sunset, when the first star comes out. Is celebrated the first two days of the month, “Tishri” , September 14th and 15th . This year we commemorate the year 5776.
The celebration begins at nightfall of the previous evening with the sound of the shofar (a ram’s horn), calling Jews to meditate, self-evaluate and return to the path of righteousness. It is celebrated at this time to begin the “tishrei” month when God created the world and the first man, Adam.
Judaism festivities are associated with particular foods and dishes whose consumption is not only a tradition, but have symbolic and ritual character. Most of them are harmoniously linked to the natural calendar of the seasons.
Most of the food consumed during these days is sweet and has a symbolic importance such as:
– The apple with honey represents our desire to be worthy of a sweet year.
– The pomegranate is a fruit that has more seeds inside, and it is said that it contains about 613 seeds (equal to the number of commandments). One eats it so that the mitzvot (precepts, good deeds) multiplies by the amount of seeds in the fruit.
From Taim Kosher Catering, we want to share a traditional family recipe.
HONEY LEIKACH (Recipe from the bobe Zully)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
400g of honey
3/4 cup walnuts
1 grated apple
1 orange grated
1 cup of coffee (strong)
1 teaspoon baking
800g self-rising flour
cognac (a dash)
Mix all ingredients, place in a baking dish (best Savarin, distributes heat better) and bake for approx. one hour in oven preheated to 180 degrees.