Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur

Updated: Nov 2, 2019

The two days of Rosh Hashanah usher in the Ten Days of Repentance (Aseret Yemei Teshuvah), also known as the Days of Awe (Yamim Noraim), which culminate in the major fast day of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashanah itself is also known as Yom Hadin or the Day of Judgment, on which God opens the Books of Life and Death, which are then sealed on Yom Kippur. The challah (traditional bread) that is eaten for the Rosh Hashanah season is round, symbolizing the eternal cycle of life. The challah is traditionally dipped in honey, symbolizing the hopes for a sweet New Year. The same is done with apples, which are made even sweeter with the addition of honey. Shanah Tovah (Good Year)

Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Fast, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services -


Some foods to serve on Yom Kippur is

Kugel & Apple cake amongst many others

G’mar Tov or gmar chetimah tovah or simply have an easy fast are some wishes for a good final sealing in the book of life.

Thank you Heather Ciociola

for the insight